NATO member states increase their own contributions to a number of Trust Fund (TF) projects to support Ukraine. In particular, it concerns TF on the destruction of small arms and light weapons, disposal of radioactive waste and medical rehabilitation of military wounded in the ATO, etc. This was stated by Head of NATO Trust Funds projects Frédéric Peugeot during a meeting with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.
In response, the Deputy Prime Minister thanked for the consistent position of NATO and stressed that, despite political turbulence and change of leadership of the state, the course towards Euro-Atlantic integration remains unchanged. "The Government will exert every effort to continue the course of Ukraine towards acquiring the Alliance’s membership. We prolong our work on determined directions", said Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
Moreover, the official informed the NATO party on the adoption of the Presidential Decree "Issues of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration", which defines the tasks and responsibilities of executive authorities in Ukraine for the implementation of a strategic course towards achieving the EU and NATO membership. "The document provides for the activities of state structures in Ukraine in a systematic and orderly manner not leaving room for manipulation and shifting responsibility", the Deputy Prime Minister underlined.
In turn, the Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for the immutability of the Euro-Atlantic course and strengthening institutional capacity, and also assured Ukraine of the continued support by the NATO.
The parties also discussed the organization of a visit to Kyiv by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) General Manager scheduled for May this year. Frédéric Peugeot said that the representatives of the NSPA plan to transfer a special bus equipped for the comfortable transportation of the wounded soldiers to the Tysovets military rehabilitation center of the military sports and training center of the Ministry of Defense and medical equipment for the military hospital in the city of Irpin. "We plan to organize the transfer of the bus and the mentioned equipment in the framework of the official ceremony", noted Frédéric Peugeot.