(ANSA) - BERLIN, 18 JAN - "NATO supports the integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine". This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin, stressing that the Atlantic alliance will work to ensure that Ukraine can exercise its right to self-defense. More than the delivery of arms, he explained in response to a question on the point, "I believe it is very important that Ukraine has the right to self-defense", anchored in the UN charter. And LaNato will support Ukraine in this, he urged.
"Today I sent an invitation to all the countries of the NATO-Russia council for a series of meetings on the subject of relations with Russia. On improving communication, and also on the security of Europe," added Stoltenberg.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken telephoned Russian Foreign Minister Serghiei Lavrov today stressing "the importance of continuing a diplomatic path to reduce tensions around the deeply concerned Russian military build-up in and around Ukraine".
Lorende known the State Department.
Blinken also reiterated the "unwavering US commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity" and that "any discussion on European security must include NATO allies and European partners, including Ukraine".