Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk attended a NATO-Ukraine Council meeting

Опубліковано 16 April 2024 року, о 12:00

The meeting, held yesterday at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, was dedicated to the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

In her address, the Vice Prime Minister highlighted that the situation in Ukraine is influenced by both military and non-military assistance. It is therefore important to recognize the significance of non-military assistance, particularly in areas where the conflict is most intense.

The official expressed gratitude to the Alliance for the humanitarian, financial, and military assistance provided by the Allies. At the same time, she underscored the necessity of accelerating the implementation of joint assistance projects with NATO and sustainable funding.

“In the context of a war, it is crucial to prioritize humanitarian response, early recovery, and other strategies that enhance the resilience of the civilian population. Consequently, in addition to military investments, we must also make social investments, as they are only effective when combined. “The most crucial aspect is the speed of assistance, whether military or non-military,” emphasized Iryna Vereshchuk.

Allies have confirmed their readiness to provide support to Ukraine and to assist in any way possible.

The meeting attendees gave particular focus to the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The meeting addressed the forced mobilization and passportization of the population in the TOT, as well as the deportation of children to russia and their return.

The allies underscored the necessity to pursue accountability for russia for its actions in Ukraine.

Furthermore, during her visit to NATO Headquarters, the Vice Prime Minister met with NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Boris Ruge.