The Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, stated in an interview with BGNES that the Alliance is ready to strengthen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.
"It is essential to strengthen our work of stabilizing the neighboring region by strengthening the support of such countries in the east as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which are under pressure from Russia and need help to improve their security and sovereignty," Vershbow stated.
The Deputy Secretary General also accused Russia of falsifying the facts concerning the events in Crimea in March of 2014. He noted that the Alliance will discuss a policy of containment against Russia during the forthcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw in July.
"They [Russia] want the world believe that Moscow has nothing to do with the problems of European security. Their version of the events in Crimea is based solely on legal sophistry and a falsification of the facts but it is absolutely obvious that Russia was the aggressor… [and responsible for] the forcible changes of the borders for the first time since the Second World War and continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty," Vershbow said.
Recently, the next Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Curtis Scaparotti, said that NATO must provide Ukraine with weapons to defend against Russian aggression.