Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk met with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Kyiv on Thursday, according to the Governmental portal.
“The Prime Minister and the NATO Secretary General stressed the importance of taking additional measures to respond to the situation in Ukraine on the basis of the upcoming Alliance summit, which will be held on September 4-5 in the United Kingdom,” the report reads.
Yatseniuk and Rasmussen also discussed joint actions aimed at the subsequent deepening of Ukraine’s cooperation with the Alliance. It is, in particular, about the interaction within the instrument of annual national plans, as well as using new NATO Trust Funds in support of Ukraine’s defence capability in the areas of logistics, control and communication systems, cyber defence, and social adaptation of retired servicemen.
“The head of government also stressed the importance of coordinating efforts to address threats to European security, represented by the Russian aggression against Ukraine. The Prime Minister praised the proactive stance of the Alliance with respect to strong condemnation of the illegal annexation by Russia of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and aggressive actions in the east of Ukraine,” the message reads.