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.

    Keynote speech


    by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the ''NATO Talk around the Brandenburg Tor'' Conference


    (As delivered)

    So president Schmidt, congratulations with the strong election result and I was never able to obtain anything like that when I did election campaigns in Norway.

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is really a great pleasure to see you all and to be here in Berlin today and to be able to participate in this very important forum. And I really feel that I’m among friends of NATO. 

    Twenty-nine years ago – almost to the day – a peaceful revolution brought down the Berlin Wall.

    And the Brandenburger Tor ceased to be a Cold War symbol of division.