10:11 13.07.2018

Stoltenberg confirms alliance's decision to continue working to prepare Ukraine, Georgia for NATO membership

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Stoltenberg confirms alliance's decision to continue working to prepare Ukraine, Georgia for NATO membership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that the participants of the NATO summit in Brussels agreed to continue working together to prepare Georgia and Ukraine for NATO membership.

"We also met with the presidents of Georgia and Ukraine. Together we discussed shared concerns. Including Russia's threats to their sovereignty and territorial integrity. Today, we agreed to continue working together to prepare Georgia for NATO membership," he said.

According to Stoltenberg, the alliance stands by its earlier decisions in light of Ukraine's aspirations to join the Alliance.

"We stand by our earlier decisions in light of Ukraine's aspirations to join the Alliance," Stoltenberg said.

"We look forward to further progress in Ukraine's reforms. And we'll continue to extend political and practical support [of Ukraine] as the country faces an active conflict," he said.

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