Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on Thursday will meet with NATO Secretary General in Brussels, informs the representation of Ukraine In the Alliance.
on the first day of the week upon request of Ukraine in Brussels a meeting of the Ukraine - NATO at the level of ambassadors, employees of the foreign Ministry discussed the deteriorating situation in the East of Ukraine and the shelling of Mariupol.
first Ambassador of Ukraine to NATO Ihor Dolgov said that Kyiv has requested additional military assistance to the partners, and among them the countries-members of NATO, in connection with the deterioration of the situation in the East of Ukraine. However, he said that NATO as a military-political organization will not provide lethal weapons Ukraine.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April 2014 in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 5 thousand civilians. In September, facilitated by the OSCE and Russia, the Ukrainian Authorities and the self-proclaimed militia DND and LNR agreed in Minsk truce. Despite the fact that the militia and the Ukrainian Military periodically accused one another in the violation, in General, the reviews and the parties to the conflict, and observers from the OSCE, the ceasefire was respected. However, on January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased, as has the number of victims of the conflict