Ukraine takes part for the first time in the talks of the Foreign Ministers of the Eastern flank of NATO, – Kuleba

23.04.2021

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In Bucharest, negotiations between Romania, Poland and Turkey – the countries of NATO‘s eastern flank against the backdrop of security threats from Russia began. For the first time, Ukraine and Georgia are taking part in the discussion. This was announced on April 23, by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, informs UATV.

“Bucharest, Warsaw and Ankara founded this trilateral format in 2012 at the Alliance summit in Chicago. Today, for the first time, they invited guests – Ukraine and Georgia. And this is not just an invitation. It is a political signal and concrete action to support Ukraine in a difficult moment”, – Dmytro Kuleba emphasized.

According to him, Ukraine is a key partner of NATO in the Black Sea region together with Georgia and “an integral part of the formula for its security and prosperity”.

Kuleba said that during the talks, the negotiations will focus, in particular, on strengthening NATO’s presence and readiness to strengthen security and stability in the region, the Euro-Atlantic prospects of Ukraine and Georgia, as well as on the “Crimean Platform” format initiated by Ukraine.

Negotiations will be held in a bilateral format on politics and trade in relations between the countries, said the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Dmytro Kuleba called on the European Union to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT system.

The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry met in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and held the first meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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date 23.04.2021
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