NATO vows to step up support to Ukraine

Updated: 2014-12-03 10:28


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NATO vows to step up support to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks at the Alliance's headquarters during a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels December 2, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

BRUSSELS -- NATO Foreign Ministers on Tuesday stated their support for Ukraine as its new government embarks on key reforms.

"We remain committed to assisting Ukraine speed up reforms and we are enhancing our support so that Ukraine can better provide for its own security," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC).

At the meeting NATO Foreign Ministers declared that the trust funds and projects on command, control, communications and computers, logistics and standardization, cyber defense, military career transition and medical rehabilitation are operational.

Stoltenberg said the trust funds "are a concrete signal" of NATO's support. "They will help make Ukraine's defense forces more modern, more transparent, and more effective. And they will help some of those affected by the conflict."