Ukraine can anticipate strong package of support at NATO summit – Blinken

Ukraine can anticipate a very robust package of political and practical support at the NATO summit in Vilnius in July this year.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this in Oslo on June 1 during an informal meeting of foreign ministers of allied countries.

“With regard to Ukraine, I think, based on the discussions today, the first thing I’d say is that at Vilnius, when the leaders meet for the summit, we and our friends in Ukraine can anticipate a very robust package of both political and practical support,” he said.

According to Blinken, the alliance is focused on strengthening the relationship between Ukraine and NATO, continuing to bring Ukraine up to NATO standards, and strengthening the political relationship between Ukraine and NATO.

He also noted that NATO allies support the commitments they made during the Bucharest Summit regarding Ukraine’s future membership in NATO.