Ukraine has submitted a list of urgent humanitarian needs to NATO in order to address the consequences of Russia's blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam and will soon receive assistance provided through the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center.
This was discussed during the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission where Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba participated and which was convened at the initiative of the Ukrainian side.
«Ukraine has submitted the request to the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center, outlining the specific needs of the Ukrainian side. I am grateful to NATO and individual allies for their swift readiness to assist Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of Russia's terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant," the minister said.
Dmytro Kuleba emphasized that the Kakhovka disaster demonstrates that Russia has no limits to its crimes. According to him, as long as Russia occupies Ukrainian land, the threat of new Russian crimes will remain. That is why the assistance of NATO Allies to liberate the entire territory of Ukraine is critical.
"I call on our partners to further strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities, particularly, by continuing the supply of artillery ammunition and 155 mm cannons as soon as possible," the minister emphasized.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister also called on the partners to take decisions at the NATO Summit in Vilnius that will bring Ukraine's accession to the Alliance closer. In his opinion, Ukraine's membership in NATO benefits the Alliance, as Ukraine already makes a significant contribution to Euro-Atlantic security, operates in accordance with NATO standards and uses NATO weapons.
«Ukraine's membership will help prevent future wars after this war ends with the victory of our country. Ukraine as a member of the Alliance will be a reliable shield that protects the eastern flank of NATO and effectively deters potential aggressor. There is no doubt that Ukraine's membership will make NATO stronger. We already make the Alliance stronger by protecting its members from any potential expansion of Russian aggression and by sharing our invaluable experience with NATO”, – Dmytro Kuleba emphasized.