“President Putin’s war against Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe. And has created the biggest security crisis in Europe since the Second World War.
NATO has responded with strength and unity. And President Zelenskyy’s leadership and courage are an inspiration to all of us.
I am pleased that he could join our meeting today.
President Zelenskyy made clear that Ukraine relies on our continued support.
And our message to him was equally clear. Ukraine can count on us, for as long as it takes.
Allies will continue to provide major military and financial help.
And today, leaders agreed to strengthen our support by agreeing a Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine.
This includes secure communications, fuel, medical supplies, and body armour. Equipment to counter mines and chemical and biological threats. And hundreds of portable anti-drone systems.
“Over the longer-term, we will help Ukraine transition from Soviet-era equipment to modern NATO equipment.
Boost interoperability. And further strengthen its defence and security institutions.
All of this shows our commitment to Ukraine’s future, and that our commitment is unshakeable.
A strong, independent Ukraine is vital for the stability of the Euro-Atlantic area,” NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference held this afternoon at The Madrid Summit inside IFEMA at 14:30 pm.
NATO Secretary General declaration at the press conference explains and particularizes the point eight of the Madrid Declaration signed this morning by all the NATO members attending the Madrid NATO Summit. I include the link to the text of the Declaration at the end of this post.
President Zelenskyy asked a bit more, a way for Ukraine’s active participation in the decission making process within NATO
During his participation at the Madrid NATO Summit today, Volodymyr Zelenskyy (President of Ukraine) asked not only for support but also for a way to actively become actively involved in the decission making process within NATO.
“I took part in the NATO summit this morning. This is a special summit. A summit of transformation. The Alliance is changing its strategy in response to Russia’s aggressive anti-European policies and Russia’s war against our country. It is obvious that it is impossible to guarantee security in Europe in such conditions without our state. And we will do everything to transform this obvious nature into concrete decisions for Ukraine, for the Alliance.
We need clear security guarantees, we will have them, and today I called on NATO members to find a format of decisions that would allow for Ukraine’s full participation in our common European security architecture.
I called on NATO countries to speed up the supply of missile defense systems to Ukraine and significantly increase the pressure on the terrorist state (zelensky reffers to Russia),” says the President of Ukraine in his official communication on his participation at the Madrid NATO Summit and other issues.
Image over the headline.- Left to right: Pedro Sánchez (Prime Minister of Spain), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (President of Türkiye), Boris Johnson (Prime Minister, United Kingdom), Joe Biden (President of the United States), NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (President of Ukraine) -on the screen- at Madrid NATO Summit. Photo © NATO.
Related external links:
Madrid Summit Declaration
(Issued by NATO Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Madrid 29 June 2022)