In Berlin, the representatives of the Verification Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine held two-day meeting with German colleagues and discussed bilateral cooperation issues and enhancement of existing mechanisms of arms and military activities control in Europe.
“In Berlin, we discussed development of bilateral cooperation within international agreements and treaties on conventional arms control, as well as issues of their implementation in the context of the ongoing conflict in east of Ukraine”, the Ukrainian verifiers inform.
According to the Ukrainian party, the verifiers of the two countries also focused on discussion of problems related to suspension of Russian Federation participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Ukraine, Russian refusal to provide information on conventional arms to European partners.
“These actions unbalanced the system of European security. Considering the abovementioned, it is important to improve existing mechanisms of countering challenges related to engagement of conventional arms, formation of new tools of armament and military activities in Europe”, Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.