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.
“This year alone, 211 servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom of our country, defending Ukraine from the adversary”, Poroshenko said when delivering a speech in Mariupol. Poroshenko went on saying that despite a slight decrease in fire intensity on the part of Kyiv’s adversary, “the silence agreed upon in Minsk failed to materialize”.