Ukraine stable in past year, must continue reforms - NATO deputy secretary general
NATO notes signs of stabilizing the situation in Ukraine and underscores the need for continuing reforms in the country.
Over the past year, we have seen stability in Ukraine, and we very much hope that there will be an opportunity to continue moving along the path of reform, Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Rose Gottemoeller said, speaking at the 11th Kyiv Security Forum on Friday.
At the same time she stressed that Russia does not stop its aggressive actions.
We see a hot conflict in Donbas, cyber attacks, disinformation, interference in electoral processes, use of chemical weapons. We daily see these attempts to destroy our unity, said Gottemoeller.
At the same time, she stressed the readiness of the Alliance to study the experience of Ukraine in confronting Russian hybrid attacks.
Ukraine has learned how to deal with these attacks ... NATO is looking forward to learning your experience. There is a platform for combating hybrid manifestations between the Alliance and Ukraine. This is a very important opportunity for us to study your experience, the deputy secretary general said.
According to Gottemoeller, in the current conditions we must be considerate, steadfast and ready to respond to these hybrid threats, perhaps, in a symmetrical mode.