Turchinov has informed the President of NATO parliamentary Assembly on strengthening Russia’s military presence in the Azov-black sea region

Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has discussed with the President of the NATO parliamentary Assembly by Rasa Jukneviciene the situation in the East of Ukraine and in the Crimea, arising from the aggression of the Russian Federation.

As reported on Tuesday the press service of the NSDC, Alexander Turchinov has informed R. juknevičienė that Russia reinforces military presence in the Azov-black sea region. In addition, on the border with Ukraine, the Russian Federation continues to deploy military infrastructure and strengthen military units of the armed forces.

“Russia uses a whole Arsenal of hybrid aggression against Ukraine, considering our state as a testing ground for technologies that are then used against Europe and the USA”, — said A. Turchinov.

The NSDC Secretary stressed that despite the war Ukraine is actively reforming the security sector and defence, which develops according to the model of the countries-members of NATO.

Speaking about the need to continue sanctions against Russia, Oleksandr Turchynov noted that “not quite understand the position of Europe, which, continuing the sanctions allows Russia to build “Nord stream-2″, thus supporting the strategic economic interests of Russia and jeopardizing its energy complex”.

The interlocutors also discussed issues of intensification of cooperation with the countries-members of NATO in the issues of military-technical cooperation.

In turn, R. juknevičienė noted that Ukraine has always been on the agenda of the NATO PA.

“Today, all States have a clear understanding of the aggressive Russia’s role and the position occupied by this country in the world”, — said the President of the NATO PA.

According to her, strong Ukraine is an important element of the European security system.

Tags: #NSDC #Turchinov, #Azovskoe #NATO

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