​Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief Takes Part in NATO Military Committee Meeting

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Valerii Zaluzhnyi took part in a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session with Ukraine / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Valerii Zaluzhnyi took part in a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session with Ukraine / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi took part in a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session with Ukraine

The meeting took place on January 13, Ukrinform informed.

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Valerii Zaluzhnyi briefed the meeting participants on the current security situation around the borders of Ukraine, in the temporarily occupied territories, and in the Joint Forces Operation area.

Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief Takes Part in NATO Military Committee Meeting, Defense Express
Meeting of the NATO Military Committee took part on January 13 / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

"Russia has not come to terms with the European choice of the Ukrainian people and continues its aggression against us and increases its military presence around our border," the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stressed.

As noted, the threat of a new stage of Russia's armed aggression, along with its ultimatum to the West, requires a comprehensive and consolidated response based on the inviolable values of a democratic world.

Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief Takes Part in NATO Military Committee Meeting, Defense Express
On January 13, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi took part in a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session with Ukraine / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Zaluzhnyi also expressed confidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would become a worthy and effective combat component of NATO Allied forces.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine thanked the governments of the partner countries for their unwavering consolidated support of Ukraine and effective assistance to the Ukrainian army.

Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief Takes Part in NATO Military Committee Meeting, Defense Express
The development of relations between the armed forces at the battalion-brigade level was touched upon during the talks with the Slovak side / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Moreover, Zaluzhnyi held several bilateral meetings. In particular, he discussed the practical implementation of Ukraine's NATO EOP status and continued mutually beneficial military cooperation with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer.

Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief Takes Part in NATO Military Committee Meeting, Defense Express
Valerii Zaluzhnyi held meeting with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief Takes Part in NATO Military Committee Meeting, Defense Express
The the security of the Azov-Black Sea region was touched upon during the talks with the Georgian side / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

As reported, USA approves additional $200 mln in security aid to Ukraine and together with NATO alliance members working over supplying Stinger missiles to Ukraine in addition to the American military assistance that is already flowing to Kyiv.

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