NATO Chief, Ukrainian Prime Minister Discuss Common War Strategy
August 7, 2014
Yatseniuk, Rasmussen have talk on Ukraine-NATO cooperation
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who is visiting Ukraine now, discussed joint steps meant for further deepening of the country’s cooperation with the alliance, the government’s Web site reported.
“To be more precise, the matter concerns cooperation in the frames of the instrument of Annual National Programme, as well as a use of the NATO-based new Trust Funds to maintain defense capacity of Ukraine with the material-technical provisions, communication management system, cybernetic protection, and social adaptation of soldiers transferred to the reserve,” the report said.
Yatseniuk said how important to apply joint efforts to overcome menace to European security represented by Russia against Ukraine. He also welcomed an active position of the alliance that condemns Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggressive actions on the east of Ukraine.
Yatseniuk and Rasmussen said it is important to take additional measures to respond to the development of the situation in Ukraine on the results of the NATO future summit, which is to be held in Great Britain on September 4-5.
National Radio Company of Ukraine
August 7, 2014
NATO Secretary General on visit in Kyiv
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen arrived in Kyiv to meet with President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Verkhovna Rada speaker Oleksandr Turchynov.
He has received Ukraine’s Order of Liberty from President Poroshenko. “We strongly support President Poroshenko’s peace plan & efforts for an inclusive dialogue,” Rasmussen tweeted.
He also said he looks forward to strengthening NATO-Ukraine cooperation with a special meeting at the NATO Summit on transatlantic security, to be held in early September in Wales.