November 2018

Press conference

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission



    Good afternoon.

    We have just finished an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.

    NATO Allies and Ukraine discussed the serious situation in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. Ukraine provided Allies with detailed information on the incident yesterday.

    This morning, I had a phone call with President Poroshenko who requested the NATO - Ukraine Commission meeting.  Because under the NATO - Ukraine Charter, Ukraine can request such a meeting if it perceives a direct threat to its territorial integrity, political independence, or security.