German Foreign Minister: Disappearance of War in Ukraine from Public's View Is Fatal

Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Annalena Beaerbock, German Foreign Minister, is concerned that the world's attention to Russia's war against Ukraine is decreasing, and says that this could be "fatal".

"At the moment, attention to Ukraine is disappearing from the public's view – this is fatal," Beaerbock said.

As the minister said, Russia continues to purposefully attack Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, so it is necessary to "work on ensuring that Ukraine's winter protective shield is strong."

Baerbok also noted that the future of Ukraine lies in the EU and NATO. That is why it is necessary to do everything possible to support it on this path.

She believes that the Ukraine-NATO Council will bring the country closer to membership in the Alliance.

"NATO standards, planning of forces and means, and reforming the armed forces are central to this process. That is why Germany is investing an additional 11.5 million euros in the Ukraine-NATO Trust Fund," the head of the German Foreign Ministry added.

Earlier, Kyiv approved a project of the reform plan for Ukraine's accession to NATO, and Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, is to present it at a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council.

As Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the Alliance, said earlier on Wednesday, Ukraine's Allies in the North Atlantic Alliance will agree on recommendations for reforms that Ukraine needs to implement to become ready for NATO membership.

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