In remarks to reporters following the bilateral meeting with Stoltenberg, Barack Obama said that the U.S. and NATO will continue to help and support Ukraine to prove ‘that Article 5 means something,’ Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the White House press release.
“We continue to be united in supporting Ukraine in the wake of Russian incursions into Ukrainian territory. We continue to work in a train-and-assist fashion in helping support Ukraine develop its military capabilities defensively. We continue to provide reassurance to the frontline states there, our NATO allies, to make sure that they have not just reassurance of words, but that we have actually deployed concrete assets that let them know that Article 5 means something, and that we stand by our commitments to our allies,” – said the U.S. President.
Barack Obama also said that the U.S. and NATO will continue “to work with Russia to try to find resolution to the problems in Ukraine”.
“We think it is important to maintain a dialogue, and NATO has continued to consult with Russia and, in very transparent fashion, indicate the firmness of our resolve to protect our values and our allies, but also our interest in being able to reduce tensions and the dangers of potential escalation,” – said the U.S. President.