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Ukraine sitting at its place at NATO table - U.S. State Secretary

Ukraine sitting at its place at NATO table - U.S. State Secretary US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken believes that Ukraine is sitting in its place at the NATO table, according to his statement during a press conference at the NATO-Ukraine Council meeting in Brussels.

Anthony Blinken says the USA focused on constant support and commitment to Ukraine.

He notes that another critical point that is really worth emphasizing - and it is reinforced by everything I have seen here (at the meeting of the heads of foreign affairs of NATO in Brussels - ed.) in the last two days - when it comes to Ukraine, the United States is not alone.

Blinlen reminds that the USA provided Ukraine with aid in the amount of about 77 billion dollars. At the same time, European allies provided more than 100 million dollars during this period.

US Secretary of State emphasizes the importance of burden sharing. As for Ukraine, it knows that its future is a free dynamic democracy. And Ukraine's path to NATO and the European Union will depend on its efforts to reform.

He notes that Ukraine is determined to complete these reforms.

"So, these were some of the issues that the Alliance discussed with Foreign Minister Kuleba. And this was the first Foreign Ministers meeting we have had at the new Ukraine-NATO Council with Ukraine sitting at its place at the NATO table," Blinken emphasizes.

Ukraine-NATO Council

As a reminder, the Ukraine-NATO Council was created based on the results of the NATO summit in Vilnius in July 2023. The first meeting of foreign ministers of the NATO Council - Ukraine will take place on November 28-29. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also took part in it.

In particular, at a meeting in Brussels on November 29, the ministers of foreign affairs of the NATO countries provided Ukraine with recommendations on primary reforms for joining the Alliance.

Read about the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council in the RBC-Ukraine report.