Kuleba, Stoltenberg Discuss Ukraine's Path To NATO, Ammunition Supplies


(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have discussed Ukraine's path to membership in the Alliance, ammunition supplies and providing humanitarian aid to victims after the Russians blew up the Kakhovka HPP.

Kuleba wrote this on his twitter account following a phone call with the NATO Secretary General, Ukrinform reports.

“I had a call with Jens Stoltenberg on the upcoming NATO summit. By all accounts, it makes sense for Allies to take a decisive step toward Ukraine's membership. We are not seeking NATO troops on the ground to end this war. We are seeking the best guarantee to avert future wars,” the minister noted.

Kuleba stressed that clarity is needed on NATO membership as in fifteen years, the reality has changed dramatically and so should NATO's approach.“The difference between 2008 and now is that Ukraine is now a valuable asset to the Alliance rather than a liability. Ukraine will make NATO stronger,” he wrote.

According to the MFA head, during the talk, they also focused on sustainable artillery ammunition supplies in order to secure the effectiveness of Ukraine's counter-offensive operations.

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In addition, Kuleba noted that to alleviate the crisis caused by Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka dam, Stoltenberg promised NATO mechanisms will be used to provide humanitarian assistance.“In this regard, he will head an emergency meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission called at my request tomorrow,” the minister added.

As reported, on the night of June 6, the Russian army blew up the Kakhovka HPP dam. In Kherson region, the evacuation of the population from dangerous places, which are at risk of flooding due to the Kakhovka HPP blast, is ongoing.

Photo: Ukraine's MFA

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