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  • Olha Stefanishyna met with NATO Assistant Secretary General Boris Ruge
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 25 February 2024 13:17

    Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna met with NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Boris Ruge, who was in Kyiv on an official visit on the second anniversary of russia’s full-scale invasion.

    Olha Stefanishyna thanked Boris Ruge for NATO’s support and the consolidated position of the Allies that Ukraine’s future lies in the Alliance. The two sides discussed a plan for further meetings in the format of the NATO-Ukraine Council (NUC) at various levels, in particular to accelerate critical assistance to the security and defence sector. Boris Rouge stressed the importance of the mechanism of crisis consultations within the framework of the NUC for timely and comprehensive information to the Allies and support for Ukraine.

    “I am grateful to the Headquarters for the joint effective work on building the structure of the NATO-Ukraine Council. Ukrainian representatives are already participating in the work of the thematic committees of the NATO-Ukraine Council,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

    Olha Stefanishyna also informed the Assistant Secretary General about the dynamics of work on the goals of the adapted Annual National Programme aimed at achieving interoperability with NATO. The official stressed the importance of dialogue between Ukraine and the Allies in the process of finalising the programme; the programme was handed over to the NATO Secretary General in a letter.

    According to Assistant Secretary General, the adapted ANP is an important framework instrument for further steps of systemic integration.

    In this context, the participants agreed on further steps to inform the Allies about reforms in the defence and security sector.

    Olha Stefanishyna and Boris Ruge also discussed preparations for the NATO Summit in Washington, including the development of practical outcomes and political expectations.