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NATO states agree on measures to protect Ukraine and Georgia against Russia

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg begins a plenary meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NATO) Foreign Ministers’ Session at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 4

The foreign ministers of 28 member states of NATO, including the Baltic nations, have agreed to a series of measures to counter Russia in the Black Sea region.

American news agency AP reports that on Thursday, April 5, meeting in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO, the ministers agreed to help Georgia and Ukraine with increased maritime cooperation, patrols and port visits. The Eastern European countries have both suffered from Russian aggression and have aspirations to join the alliance.

The foreign minister of NATO member states also renewed demands for Russia to end its annexation of Crimea, release Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized in a confrontation in 2018 in the Sea of Azov.

NATO also urged Russia to respect the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the U.S. added that it would leave the 1987 treaty in August unless Russia returns to compliance.


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