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Germany adds €11.5 million to Ukraine-NATO Trust Fund

Germany adds €11.5 million to Ukraine-NATO Trust Fund Photo: Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany (Getty Images)

Berlin has decided to provide additional funding in the amount of 11.5 million euros to the NATO-Ukraine Trust Fund, according to Annalena Baerbock, the head of the German Foreign Ministry.

The German official emphasized the importance of "doing everything possible" to support Ukraine's choice of "peace, freedom, and security" during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.

"The NATO-Ukraine Council will be the working engine with which Ukraine moves ever closer to NATO," quoted the German Foreign Ministry Baerbock.

She also stated that NATO standards, potential planning, and the reform of the Armed Forces occupy a "central place to this path."

"Germany is giving an additional 11.5 million euros to the NATO-Ukraine Trust Fund," said Baerbock.

Meeting of Ukraine-NATO Council in Brussels

It is worth noting that today, on November 29, a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council is taking place in Brussels. This current meeting is the first at the level of foreign ministers, where allies, along with the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Dmytro Kuleba, will discuss recommendations regarding the reforms that Kyiv needs to undertake for membership.

During the Brussels meeting, the German Foreign Minister Baerbock called for the creation of a "winter protective shield" over Ukraine.

For details about the meeting of top officials at the NATO-Ukraine Council, please refer to RBC-Ukraine's material.