Ukraine-NATO Commission expects comprehensive deterrence package, including sanctions – Stefanishyna

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The joint task of Ukraine and NATO is to ensure de-escalation on the Ukrainian-Russian border, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna said, following a meeting with representatives of the North Atlantic Alliance, Interfax writes.

“The price for further aggression must be extremely high. At the Ukraine-NATO Commission stressed that a comprehensive deterrence package should be on the table, including painful sanctions,” Stefanishyna said on Twitter on Monday evening.

During the meeting, she informed NATO partners about tense security situation on the ground, she said. “Russia attempts to shift the discussion by threatening with a new war without moving any step toward peaceful settlement within Minsk or Normandy formats. Our joint urgent task is to ensure de-escalation on the Ukrainian-Russian border,” Stefanishyna said.

As you know, from 10 to 13 January, a number of events related to security and peace will be held in Europe. So, on January 10, a bilateral strategic stability dialogue (SSD) between the United States and Russia will take place in Geneva, and a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission will take place in Brussels. On January 11-12, the US delegation will hold consultations with the NATO leadership, NATO allies and EU officials on European security issues in the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. On January 11, the US delegation will meet with EU officials and, together with allies, prepare for the Russia-NATO Council meeting. On January 12, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council will take place in Brussels. On January 13, a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council will take place in Vienna.

Earlier, military experts commented on the situation on the Ukrainian-Russian border.

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