NATO: Any attempt by Russian-backed separatists to take over more of Ukraine's territory would be unacceptable to international community

20.08.2015 р., 11:05

In a course of the discussion the allies stressed the need for all parties to de-escalate tensions and exercise restraint. "They underlined that the focus must be on pursuing a solution through diplomatic means. The full implementation of the Minsk agreements is the path to peace," NATO said. According to the organization, OSCE monitors must be able to do their job safely and without restrictions. "NATO stands firm in our support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Allies reaffirmed that an independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to security in the Euro-Atlantic area," the document said. NATO said it would continue to follow the situation very closely.

NATO: Any attempt by Russian-backed separatists to take over more of Ukraine's territory would be unacceptable to international community