Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
The security situation in the east of Ukraine remains gravely serious, Stoltenberg is quoted as saying. The cease-fire is violated daily, sometimes for hundreds times, the secretary-general told the news conference in Brussels, adding that the heavy weapons have not yet been withdrawn.
As long as Ukraine faces the aggression on the part of Russia, NATO will continue providing political and practical assistance to Ukraine, he said.
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the defense budget for 2017, stipulating, among other, for military aid to Ukraine allocated from the total amount of $618.7 billion.