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NATO FMs meet for talks in Bucharest

29.11.2022 09:30
Poland's Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau is scheduled to join his NATO counterparts for a meeting in Bucharest on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss further military assistance to Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s invasion.
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau.
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau.Photo: PAP/Mateusz Marek

During their two-day meeting in the Romanian capital, top diplomats from NATO countries also plan to talk about "the current security situation in view of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine" and "the strengthening of NATO’s eastern flank," according to the Polish foreign ministry.

"The ministers will also meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and separately with their counterparts from Georgia, Moldova, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as these countries are particularly vulnerable to Russia’s destabilisation efforts," the Polish foreign ministry said on its website ahead of the meeting.

It added that Rau’s Bucharest visit would be an opportunity to hold a number of bilateral meetings.

Meanwhile, the Reuters news agency reported that NATO foreign ministers were also expected to discuss providing non-lethal aid to Ukraine, including goods such as fuel, medical supplies, winter equipment and drone jammers.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg was expected to call on allies to pledge more winter aid for Ukraine after its president told residents to brace for another week of Russian attacks on critical energy infrastructure, according to Reuters.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that Russia is planning more attacks on his country this week, appealing to defence forces and citizens to be prepared to endure a new wave of air strikes on energy infrastructure amid freezing temperatures.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Monday his country needed transformers and improved air defences, news outlets reported.


Source: IAR, PAP, Reuters, gov.pl