Ukraine has handed over to NATO a list of urgent humanitarian needs to overcome the consequences of Russia's blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam and will soon receive assistance within the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center.
Source. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Assistance to Ukraine was discussed at an urgent meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, convened at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. The meeting was attended by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
"Ukraine has submitted a request to the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center, outlining the specific needs of the Ukrainian side. I am grateful to NATO and individual allies for their quick readiness to help Ukraine overcome the consequences of Russia's terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant," the minister said.
Kuleba emphasized that the catastrophe caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant shows that there are no limits to Russia's crimes. According to him, as long as Russia occupies Ukrainian land, the threat of new Russian crimes will remain.
That is why the assistance of NATO allies is critical to liberate the entire territory of Ukraine.
"I call on our partners to further strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities, in particular to continue the supply of artillery ammunition and 155-caliber guns as soon as possible," the minister emphasized.
Kuleba also called on the partners to take decisions at the NATO summit in Vilnius that would bring Ukraine's accession to the Alliance closer. In his opinion, Ukraine's membership in NATO will benefit the Alliance, as Ukraine is already making a significant contribution to Euro-Atlantic security, operating in accordance with NATO standards and using NATO weapons.
"Ukraine's membership will help prevent future wars after this war ends with the victory of our country. Ukraine as a member of the Alliance will be a reliable shield that will protect its eastern flank and will be able to effectively deter a potential aggressor. There is no doubt that Ukraine's membership will make NATO stronger. In fact, we are already strengthening the Alliance by protecting its members from potential new waves of Russian aggression and sharing our military experience," Kuleba emphasized.
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