North Macedonia Ambassador to NATO, Dane Taleski, Pays Working Visit to Ukraine

Ambassadors to NATO from ten member states of the Alliance, including the ambassador of North Macedonia to NATO, Dane Taleski, have paid a working visit to Ukraine.

The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate staunch support to Ukraine in dealing with the challenges that the Russian military aggression has brought on the country.

As part of the visit, the heads of the delegations of the NATO member states had meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Olha Stefanishyna, the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andrii Yermak, the Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva, and with the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksandr Polishchuk,.

At the meetings they had with thet ten NATO Ambassadors, the hosts stressed how important the visit was, considering it took place at a time when Kyiv and other cities across Ukraine are facing a new wave of Russian missile and drone attacks. The hosts thanked the NATO Ambassadors for the solidarity and great support they have been receiving from the Allies. They briefed the Ambassadors on the latest developments on the front, highlighting the advance of the Ukrainian military in the south of the country aiming to recapture Russian-occupied Ukrainian lands. Moreover, at the meetings, the NATO Ambassadors and their Ukrainian hosts discussed the Euro-Atlantic integration possibilities for Ukraine. In addition, it was underlined at the meetings how important would further NATO assistance be to Ukraine, with a special emphasis being placed in that context on the Alliance Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine.

Also, the heads of the delegations of the NATO member states visited Hostomel and Bucha, where they reiterated their joint message of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, as well as their strong condemnation of Russian war crimes, while simultaneously calling for the cessation of hostilities and the complete withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukrainian territory.