NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated support for Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported from a press conference at the start of the meetings of NATO Defense Ministers Wednesday. He recalled that Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman had visited NATO last week where the two officials had a meeting. Stoltenberg added that he had regular meetings with President Poroshenko and other representatives of the Ukrainian leadership. “So we will continue to work, we will continue to provide support, and also many NATO Allies provide support on a bilateral level, so we will continue to support Ukraine” Jens Stoltenberg said.
The Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg have said on Wednesday, in Brussels, that the oraganization has started training Iraqi forces in the country as part of the anti-Islamic State coalition efforts against the militant group on the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The training is “in addition to what we do in Jordan, where we also train Iraqi officers” and “Now we have started to train Iraqi officers in Iraq, which is taking place in and around Baghdad. It is a modest start, but it is a scalable activity and of course this is one of the ways that NATO helps and supports the efforts of counter-ISIL coalition” he have said. USA coalition has asked for NATO to become more involved in the ISIS fight in both Iraq and Syria.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces four robust multinational battle groups will be deployed on the Alliance’s eastern flank in June in response to Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. “We discussed the progress of the deployment and I expect all four battalions to be fully operational by June” Stoltenberg said. He also expressed confidence that the United States would stay committed to NATO, to the transatlantic bond but also to the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of all European states including Ukraine.