NATO’s Stoltenberg says Ukraine ‘closer to NATO than ever before’

Jen Stoltenberg with Zelenskyy in Davos

The NATO chief, Jens Stoltenberg, delivered the message after meeting with Zelenskyy at the Davos summit.

It will be seen as an encouraging sign for Ukraine, which has long sought to join the defence alliance and begun developing a reform plan as part of its potential ascension.

Stoltenberg also said there is “cause for optimism” in Ukraine’s two-year battle against Russia, despite a “serious battlefield situation”.

US discusses anti-corruption reforms with Zelenskyy

“The three additionally discussed ongoing anti-corruption reform efforts to bolster Ukraine’s economic recovery and continue its trajectory towards Euro-Atlantic integration,” the statement says.

Blinken promises Zelenskyy sustained US support

“We are determined to sustain our support for Ukraine, and we’re working very closely with Congress in order to work to do that. I know our European colleagues will do the same thing,” Blinken told Zelenskyy as they met at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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