President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko began his participation in the NATO Summit in Wales with a unique-in-format joint meeting between Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, President of the United States Barack Obama, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and President of France François Hollande.
"Unique format of the meeting demonstrates support of NATO countries to the territorial integrity of Ukraine which faces foreign aggression," the Head of State said at the beginning of the meeting.
The Heads of State discussed global, continental and regional contexts of the events in the East of Ukraine and noted the necessity of looking for the ways of peaceful solution of the situation.
Commenting on the meeting, the President emphasized that it had been actually the first meeting in the history of our state in the format of leaders of 5 biggest countries of the world – the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, the Prime Minister of Italy and the President of France. According to him, the meeting demonstrated resolute intentions on the support to Ukraine.
"There is an understanding that supporting Ukraine, supporting peace, stability and de-escalation of the situation in the East of Ukraine, they maintain stability of Europe and the world. It is not only the issue of Ukrainian conflict, it is a global issue," the President said.
Petro Poroshenko noted that the parties had exchanged opinions on several directions. Particularly, they discussed the support to Ukraine in the security sphere. "Today, the resolution of the NATO Summit will have a clear statement that NATO supports Ukraine. Crucial decisions will be made to involve Ukraine in the special program where 4 trust funds will be created to facilitate the resolution of the issues of logistics, communication, cybercrime and social rehabilitation of the wounded.
According to the Head of State, the parties paid particular attention to military-technical cooperation. The resolution will read that NATO supports resolute bilateral actions of member-states on the provision of military-technical assistance for Ukraine. "This is what we were waiting for," the President concluded.
He also noted that the parties would discuss further coordination of actions, including in the issue of imposing sanctions.