On January 13, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi took part in a meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session with Ukraine.
As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informs, Zaluzhnyi briefed the meeting participants on the current security situation around the borders of Ukraine, in the temporarily occupied territories, and in the Joint Forces Operation area.
"Russia has not come to terms with the European choice of the Ukrainian people and continues its aggression against us and increases its military presence around our border," the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stressed.
As noted, the threat of a new stage of Russia's armed aggression, along with its ultimatum to the West, requires a comprehensive and consolidated response based on the inviolable values of a democratic world.
Zaluzhnyi also expressed confidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would become a worthy and effective combat component of NATO Allied forces.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine thanked the governments of the partner countries for their unwavering consolidated support of Ukraine and effective assistance to the Ukrainian army.
Moreover, Zaluzhnyi held several bilateral meetings. In particular, he discussed the practical implementation of Ukraine's NATO EOP status and continued mutually beneficial military cooperation with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer. The development of relations between the armed forces at the battalion-brigade level was touched upon during the talks with the Slovak side, and the security of the Azov-Black Sea region – with the Georgian side.