NATO countries must remain united on Ukraine – Meloni

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Photo:

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni called on NATO members to remain united on Ukraine and assured of Italia’s full support for Kyiv.

Giorgia Meloni said that in a joint statement after talks with Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu at Villa Pamphilj in Rome on February 15, according to ANSA.

“We have reaffirmed our full support for Ukraine. For my part, I have confirmed our intention to continue to make an active contribution to the security of our eastern allies. We are convinced that the Atlantic Alliance must continue to show cohesion, unity, in line with a 360-degree approach to Euro-Atlantic security and also relaunching action on the southern flank,” she said in a joint statement after talks with Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu in Rome on Thursday.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis scheduled a meeting of the Supreme Council of National Defense for February 21 to hold talks about the security situation in the Black Sea region amid Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

Also, the new Minister of Defense of Luxembourg, Yuriko Backes, claimed that Ukraine aid is investment in NATO’s security.

“And, of course, we must continue to support Ukraine, support its defense capability. We do it together. As Luxembourg, we invested 16% of our 2022-2023 defense budget in support of Ukraine, and we will also continue to be ambitious on defense. It is very important to help Ukraine, to continue this help, because it is an investment in our security, which remains vital, because the danger is real,” Backes said.

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