North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in 2014, NATO has consistently supported territorial integrity and sovereignty of our country, condemned Russia’s aggression and the occupation of part of Ukraine’s territory. At the meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) at the level of Defence Ministers on 27 February 2014 and the extraordinary NUC meeting on 2 March 2 2014, the NATO Allies reaffirmed their commitment to the provisions of the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership with Ukraine of 1997, expressed unanimous support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, condemned Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, which constitute a violation of the international law. Since then, the Alliance’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity has been reaffirmed on numerous occasions.

With an aim to increase security in the Black Sea region on 4 April 2019 NATO Foreign Ministers endorsed a package of measures aimed to enhance situational awareness and support NATO partners in the Black Sea, in particular, Ukraine, which includes:

  • launch of the Enhanced Maritime Situation Awareness for Ukraine;
  • training of naval forces and coast guard;
  • port visits and training;
  • establishment of communication lines between the naval command of Ukraine, NATO and member states;
  • expanding the exchange of information between Ukraine and NATO.

On 12 June 2020, by the decision of NATO Ukraine was recognized as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner.

 NATO Parliamentary Assembly also provides consistent support for Ukraine, condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, terminated the mandate of the Russian delegation’s associated participation in NATO Parliamentary Assembly and has not supported the institutional dialogue with Russia since 2014. During the autumn session of NATO Parliamentary Assembly in October 2019, the Assembly emphasized on its support of Ukraine as a strategic partner. The decision of NATO Parliamentary Assembly to hold its annual Spring Session in Kyiv in May 2020 for the first time is a demonstration of its effective support of Ukraine.