Russia should withdraw thousands of its military from Ukraine and stop supporting militants, - Stoltenberg


The cease-fire in the Donbas is not in place; to secure de-escalation, the aggressor state Russia should withdraw its hybrid army from the Ukrainian territory.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Liga, this was announced by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, following the Ukraine-NATO committee session.

He said that the cease-fire is not fulfilled in the Donbas, and NATO is concerned with increasing threat to OSCE monitors.

Stoltenberg stressed the only way to reach peace in the Donbas is to abide by the Minsk agreements.

Russia should withdraw thousands of its military from Ukraine, stop supporting the militants with command, management, and weapon, NATO secretary-general said. He added the Alliance fully supports sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Stoltenberg said NATO does not recognize and will never recognize Crimea annexation by Russia, and will continue to provide practical aid to Ukraine.

He reminded that more than 10,000 people have been killed in combat activities in the Donbas war, including 3,000 civilians.

July 10, the Ukraine-NATO committee, attended by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, took place in Kyiv.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n447170