The Alliance will continue to assist Ukraine, including the modernization of its naval forces.
This was stated by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before the meeting of foreign Ministers of countries-members of NATO, which takes place on 4 December in Brussels, reports Today.
At the same time, he did not answer directly, whether Ukraine will be able to rely on NATO in case of an open attack by Russia.
Stoltenberg assured that “all NATO countries have strong political and practical assistance to Ukraine”, and also vigorously support its sovereignty and territorial integrity. But he reminded that Ukraine is not part of the Alliance.
“NATO will also continue to help to realize the modernization of the Armed forces of Ukraine”, – said the Secretary General, noting that the Alliance is already helping Ukraine in the framework of the various trust funds in the fields of military command and control, cybersecurity.
In addition, Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to release the captured sailors and ships of the Ukrainian Navy.
Earlier in the day, NATO Secretary General has accused Russia that it threatens the existence of the INF Treaty by developing new missiles that would undermine this agreement.