NATO countries have agreed to continue to support Ukraine to help it “crowd out Russia.”
This was stated by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Ukrinform reports with reference to BBC.
“Putin must face a prolonged defeat in Ukraine, Russia must be contained, and such aggression must never be repeated… Allies must support Ukraine’s transition to NATO standard equipment by immediately providing artillery, training and the necessary experience,” Truss said after the meeting of foreign ministers NATO affairs in Berlin on Sunday.
She also noted that NATO should adhere to an open door policy.
“Open door policy NATO is important, and if Finland and Sweden decide to apply for membership, it is clear that they will strengthen the Alliance and European security in general,” Truss said.
As Ukrinform reported, the NATO meeting – “Berlin format” is a new informal “interactive” round of negotiations of 30 members of the Alliance. Germany is hosting ministers for the first time. This is the third annual meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers.
At the center of the discussion is Russia’s war of conquest against Ukraine. On the one hand, it will be about how to continue to support Ukraine in its defense against attack. Another topic will be what lessons and consequences should NATO draw from Russia’s aggressive behavior for its security.
The day before, 30 ministers were joined as special guests by colleagues from Sweden and Finland, who informed about how their preparations for NATO membership are progressing.
Another topic of the informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers will be the NATO Strategic Concept. After the North Atlantic Treaty, this concept is the main basic document of the Alliance. It is to be adopted at the next NATO Heads of State and Government Summit in Madrid in June.
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