The statement of NATO in Ukraine: full text

Заявление НАТО по Украине: полный текст

A large part of the document deals with Russia.

The publication of the European really did an unofficial translation of the statement by the Commission “Ukraine-NATO”, which was made at the Alliance’s summit in Warsaw:

1. We, the heads of state and government of the Commission Ukraine-NATO, met today in Warsaw to view and further strengthen our cooperation in the framework of the Charter on a distinctive partnership. We discussed plans of reforming of Ukraine and the progress in their implementation, approved a Comprehensive aid package (CAP) for Ukraine, and exchanged views on the security in Ukraine. The allies appreciated the efforts of the President of Ukraine on peaceful settlement of the conflict. We are United in our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and its inalienable right freely and without external interference to determine their own future and foreign policy course.

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2. Despite numerous calls by the Alliance and the international community in the Russian Federation on the observance of international law, Russia continues its aggressive actions that undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and security, in violation of international law. These poses serious implications for the stability and security of the entire Euro-Atlantic area.

3. In accordance with the decision of the foreign Ministers of NATO in 2014, the allies have continued to raise in the dialogue with Russia regarding Russia’s actions in Ukraine and around her.

4. We call on Russia to reverse its illegal and illegitimate self-proclaimed “annexation” of the Crimean Peninsula, which we do not recognize and will not recognize. We are particularly concerned about the harassment and discrimination of the Crimean Tatars and other members of local communities. We once again demand that the Russian de facto government has taken the necessary measures in connection with the deteriorating situation with human rights in Crimea, guaranteeing safety, respect for the rights and freedoms of all persons residing on the Peninsula. International observer organizations should have the ability to perform their important work for the protection of human rights. We condemn the continued massive build-up of Russia’s military presence in Crimea, but also concerned about the actions and stated plans for further military capacity in the black sea basin, which may have further consequences for stability in the region.

5. Russia continues to fan the instability in Eastern Ukraine, which has already led to the loss of nearly 10,000 lives in the Donbas and Ukraine was deprived of a considerable part of its industrial potential. We are particularly concerned about the increasing violations of the ceasefire along the line of contact, primarily by militants, supported by Russia. This is not conducive to the peaceful settlement of the conflict. Recall that, according to the Minsk agreements immediate and comprehensive ceasefire was supposed to begin February 15, 2015.

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6. We Express our strong support for full implementation of the Minsk agreements and we welcome the work carried out in the Normandy and the Trilateral contact group to resolve the conflict through diplomatic means and through dialogue. We urge all parties to fully implement their commitments, including the ceasefire and the holding of local elections in some districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as soon as the necessary defense conditions in accordance with the Minsk agreements. We expect that Russia will fulfill its obligations to influence the militants to meet their obligations in full. We call on Russia to end its political, military and financial support of the militants and fulfil their commitments under the Minsk package of measures, including the withdrawal of Russian troops and military equipment from Ukraine and allow Ukraine to regain full control over its state border. We welcome the release of Nadiya Savchenko and urge the sides to ensure the release and exchange of all hostages and illegally detained persons.

7. We fully support the Special monitoring mission (SMM), which plays a key role in helping de-escalate the conflict and emphasize the importance of full and unhindered access of OSCE observers (to the conflict). Obstacles SMM work that continue to occur mainly in areas under the control of Pro-Russian militants violated the Minsk agreements and seriously impeded the work of the SMM. We remain confident that the comprehensive political process aimed at the restoration of legality and constitutional order in some districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine is possible only if there are effective and lasting security guarantees, and elections are held based on Ukrainian legislation in accordance with the standards of the OSCE monitoring, OSCE / ODIHR, as provided Minsk agreements.

8. The Ukrainian people expressed the desire that their country has found its place among European democracies. Ukraine remains committed to carrying out large-scale reforms in accordance with European and Euro-Atlantic standards, based on democratic values, respect for human rights, national minorities and the rule of law will be essential to promote prosperity and long-term stability, including the fight against corruption and the promotion of inclusive political process.

9. Allies appreciate and support the progress of Ukraine in undertaking comprehensive reforms, despite the difficult circumstances, and hope for further steps to develop democratic institutions and implement economic reforms. Now there are advances, including macroeconomic stabilization, reform of the police and military reform, and public procurement. Important steps have been made towards decentralization, judicial reform, fight against corruption and in maintaining the conditions of the IMF. We consider these positive steps, but challenges remain. Allies urge Ukraine to continue the rapid and comprehensive implementation of these and other reforms, and to ensure their sustainability.

10. The level of cooperation of NATO with Ukraine in 2014, both political and practical, was unprecedented. NATO will continue to engage in close political dialogue in the framework of the Commission Ukraine-the NATO and to support Ukraine in implementing its ambitious reform programme, including through the effective implementation of annual national programme, through the process of planning and analysis, as well as through a Comprehensive aid package (cap ). The goal of efficiency is to gather and expand NATO’s assistance to Ukraine to the state increased its ability to resist aggression, to ensure their safety and to implement the necessary reforms, including in the sphere of security and defense. We welcome the adoption of the Strategic defence Bulletin, which will be a roadmap for defense reform in Ukraine.

11. As indicated in efficiency, we will work together to promote and implement the strategic reforms. Efficiency contains more than 40 areas in which NATO will support the implementation of reforms. The allies will continue to support Ukraine through a representative office of NATO in Ukraine, as well as on a bilateral basis, particularly for the reform of the structures of defence and security based on the standards and principles of NATO, including the establishment of civil democratic control over the armed forces and to ensure their compatibility with NATO.

12. Allies highly value Ukraine’s substantial contributions to NATO operations and the NATO response Force and welcomes Ukraine’s contribution to security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region and beyond. On the basis of decisions taken in Wales, we will cover the steps necessary for the implementation of Ukraine’s interest in the empowerment Program in the framework of the Partnership Interoperability Initiative.

13. As noted in the previous summits of NATO, including in Madrid, Bucharest, Lisbon, Chicago and Wales, independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law is key to Euro-Atlantic security. We reaffirm our strong commitment to further develop the special partnership between Ukraine and NATO, will contribute to the creation of a stable, peaceful and undivided Europe.

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