NATO concerned over the deteriorating situation in the Donbas

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern about the increase in the number of ceasefire violations in the Donbas, and once again stressed the necessity of implementing the Minsk Agreements.

"We are concerned about the increase in the intensity of attacks in Eastern Ukraine. But the only way to resolve the conflict is to fully implement all points of the Minsk Agreements," he said in an interview with the Inter TV channel show Details, which aired on Sunday evening.

In response to the question as to whether he agrees with calls to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons, the Secretary-General answered: "The Alliance and many countries are helping Ukraine to strengthen its defensive capabilities. We advise. Some countries on the basis of bilateral relations support and in particular, train your army. But NATO has no weapons. Countries can provide weapons, including lethal, but that's not an issue that the Alliance decides."

At the same time, the Secretary-General noted the success of Kiev in the implementation of reforms. "We see progress in reforms, in particular, in the defense sector," Stoltenberg said.

  Ukraine, Donbas, NATO, ceasefire violations