Contents tagged with NATO summit

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: USA will allocate $100 million for Ukraine’s defense

    During a broadcast of IСTV Chan, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak said that the USA will soon allocate 100 million dollars in assistance to Ukraine to strengthen its defense capacity.   

    "The US Defense Secretary stressed that after adoption [in Ukraine] of the National Security Law and after analyzing the reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the near future, the USA will provide assistance to Ukraine to strengthen Ukrainian Army’s defense capabilities and will supply …

  • Ukrainian President: Military situation in Black Sea extremely tense

    During a work visit to Odessa, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the military and strategic situation in the Black Sea region has been very tense.

    “The military and strategic situation in the Black Sea region is currently, unfortunately, very tense, following the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation – the aggressor state, which was clearly set out in the concluding documents of the NATO summit which Ukraine also took part in,” …

  • Poroshenko: NATO summit showed that Alliance’s doors are open to Ukraine

    The NATO meeting with Ukraine was accompanied by the universal recognition of its aspirations to membership, President Petro Poroshenko stated while commenting on the results of his participation in the NATO summit in Brussels, Radio Liberty reports.

    "Every leader of 19 member sates took the floor and stated that the support for Ukraine should mean the acceleration of Ukraine’s membership prospect. I believe that it demonstrates their attitude towards Ukraine and the policy of open doors," …

  • NATO promises to increase its presence in Eastern Europe

    On Wednesday, July 11, at the NATO summit in Brussels, NATO leaders adopted a new final declaration.  A significant part of it is devoted to the Alliance’s relations with Russia.  “We continue to respond to the deteriorated security environment by enhancing our deterrence and defense posture, including a forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. Moreover, the Alliance has suspended all practical civilian and military cooperation between NATO and Russia ‘while remaining open to …

  • Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs: Budapest will not step back from blocking Ukraine's cooperation with NATO

    Hungary will not support the rapprochement of Ukraine with NATO until Kyiv stops their attacks on the Hungarian minority, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs cites Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó as saying.

    Szijjártó noted that Hungary is outraged by the fact that the highest level of politics in Ukraine is becoming a platform for extremism and anti-Hungarian sentiments. According to Szijjártó, the country that speaks of European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations cannot allow ultra- …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO summit despite Hungary’s veto

    Ukraine has managed to get around Hungary’s veto, and will participate in the NATO summit in Brussels, alongside Georgia, asstated by Ukrainian Ambassador to NATO Vadym Prystaiko in a broadcast of the Zavtra program, Radio Liberty reports.

    “Thanks to cooperation with NATO allies, we were able to overcome the obstacle put in place by Hungary… The course of action that was determined is a joint session with Georgia, 10 years after the Bucharest summit, when both Ukraine and Georgia were promised …

  • Head of Ukrainian mission to NATO: Alliance not ready to invite Ukraine into Enhanced Opportunities Program

    NATO is not yet ready to invite Ukraine to the Enhanced Opportunities Partners Program, as stated by Vadym Prystaiko, the head of the mission of Ukraine to NATO, in an interview with Ukrinform.

    “Is NATO ready to invite Ukraine into this program? No. The three-year review of the program’s effectiveness was completed six months ago. All five participants – Australia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan and Sweden – are invited to participate in its future work. We are in negotiations about this. I do not …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to be invited to the NATO Summit in Brussels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will be invited to the upcoming July NATO Summit in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated at a press-conference in Brussels, Radio Svoboda reports.

    “President Poroshenko will be invited to the NATO Summit,” Stoltenberg stated. “We have not yet decided the exact formats or exact type of meeting, but Poroshenko will be invited, because we will have a meeting of the Resolute Support partners.”

    At a recent meeting in Brussels, NATO Ministers …

  • Kyiv: Hungary continues to block Ukraine-NATO Summit

    The NATO Summit in Brussels can take place on July 11-12 with the participation of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as reported by Radio Svoboda journalist Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter. According to him, it became possible after Hungary unblocked holding the event."The EU-Ukraine Summit is tentatively scheduled for July 9 in Brussels. This means that Poroshenko should stay there for the NATO Summit on July 11-12. Hungary allows it,” Jozwiak wrote.On the other hand, Vice-Prime-Minister for …

  • Ukrainian President will not cancel trip to NATO summit despite threats from Hungary

    Ukraine's ambassador to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, confirmed that the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission is in jeopardy because of Hungary's actions. However, according to the diplomat, President Petro Poroshenko will still take part in the July NATO summit, where he has been invited.

    Prystaiko broke the news to Ukrainski Novyny, commenting on the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó’s statement on Hungary’s continued efforts to block Ukraine's European integration aspirations. Recently, …