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NATO Anniversary Summit to Focus on Assistance to Ukraine

Jun 19, 2024

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit to be held in Washington in early July will focus on consolidating Ukraine's victory in the long term.


This was stated by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, RBC-Ukraine reports.

"The summit will focus on strengthening the long-term success of Ukraine, which it has been developing since day one," the head of American diplomacy said.

He noted that in recent weeks, the United States and other partners have made efforts to strengthen support for Ukraine in repelling Russian aggression. According to Blinken, it is important for partners to know that the Armed Forces have everything they need to strengthen the front line and stop the Russian advance.

The head of the State Department also recalled the bilateral security agreement recently signed by Ukraine and the United States. According to him, this agreement became the 17th since President Joe Biden announced the initiative during the G7 summit a year ago.

"By the NATO summit, we expect about twenty countries, and possibly more, to sign bilateral security agreements with Ukraine. This is clear evidence that all of our partner countries support Ukraine in the long term," Blinken said.

He also added that the United States is increasing sanctions on Russia to force it to stop its aggression.

"If Putin thinks he can outlast Ukraine or any of us, he is mistaken. Our assistance is showing practical results, the country can repel Russian aggression. However, in the future, we want to make sure that Ukraine succeeds and that it stands on its own two feet economically, militarily, and democratically. The NATO summit will help to realize these efforts," the head of American diplomacy added.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 19/06/2024

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