Kyiv has suggested the NATO to create a separate package of assistance to the naval forces of Ukraine, reported the online edition of “true European”.
“We have the so called aid package, which has different mechanisms, particularly trust funds. One of the ideas to help our Navy to form in one package to see what are needs and what are the opportunities to help that each country could find its place”, – the newspaper quotes the words of the permanent representative of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko.
Ukraine gave the Alliance a support request in the Black sea ahead of a meeting of defence Ministers on February 13-14.
“Our formal request has been submitted to the Alliance. He agreed with our Armed forces, submitted to all members already. At the time of arrival of the Ministers they have our prayers, our requests. We work hard to ensure these measures were implemented,” said Pristayko.
According to him, the request, particularly asking the financial, political, and symbolic support (i.e. presence in the Black sea), as well as the organization of joint exercises.
“We requested assistance in developing the infrastructure of our naval forces, bases, ship structure, anticatabolic funds. Intelligence, radar, information exchange – all that the military needs to ask other countries for military assistance,” – said the diplomat.