Deputy Head of the President’s Office Ihor Zhovkva met with Head of the NATO Mission in Ukraine Karen McTear.
The interlocutors discussed the results of the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting held in Brussels on January 10 this year, noting the importance of holding it on the eve of the NATO-Russia Council meeting.
Ihor Zhovkva stressed the importance of the Alliance's dialogue with Russia for the de-escalation of the situation around Ukraine and welcomed the clear consolidated position of NATO members on their commitment to open doors policy and support for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the expectations of the Ukrainian side from the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the NATO Summit in Madrid in June 2022, as well as the results of this event.
In addition, the interlocutors discussed topical issues of practical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, in particular in the context of Euro-Atlantic reforms implementation, enhancing practical assistance of the Alliance in order to increase the defense capabilities and resilience of our country, expanding military cooperation and exchanging experience.