NATO-Ukraine Council to meet in emergency session on January 10 in response to Russia's attacks
In response to Russia's massive missile and drone strikes, the NATO-Ukraine Council will convene an emergency meeting. It is scheduled for January 10
This was announced by NATO spokesman Dylan White.
"NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will convene a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council on Wednesday, 10 January, at ambassadorial level at Ukraine's request following recent Russian missile and drone attacks," he wrote.
Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the Alliance supported Ukraine's request for an emergency meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council.
He noted that NATO supported Ukraine's request for an emergency meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister noted that one of the key topics will be strengthening Ukraine's air defense. Kuleba also added that this is "an important signal of Euro-Atlantic unity" amid the escalation of Russian terror.
- On the morning of January 2, Russian troops attacked Ukraine from strategic aviation. A series of explosions occurred in Kyiv and Kharkiv. The attack resulted in deaths and injuries, and destroyed buildings. Ukraine's Air Defense Forces destroyed 72 of the 99 Russian missiles, including 10 Kinzhals.
- On July 12, 2023, the first meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council, a new format of cooperation between Kyiv and the Alliance, took place.
- During the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council, the Alliance condemned the attacks by the Russian forces on ports and other Ukrainian infrastructure, as stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. They also discussed a list of de-occupation steps for Crimea, including security, economic and social steps.
- The meeting of the NATO Defense Ministers, which will take place on 17-18 January, will include the first meeting of the chiefs of general staff in the NATO-Ukraine format.