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Some 20 countries already join strengthening of defence support to Ukraine – Kuleba

KYIV. March 25 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said 20 countries have already joined the strengthening of defence support for Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry’s press service said.

“We highly appreciate the European Defence Agency project signed on March 20 for the joint production of 155 caliber ammunition, which has already been joined by 19 EU member states and Norway. This is a truly revolutionary step,” Kuleba said.

According to the release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kuleba discussed with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, who arrived on a working visit to Ukraine on March 24, the expansion of defense support to Ukraine. In particular, in the context of a new European initiative to supply ammunition for the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

During the meeting, the ministers also coordinated steps towards the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius.

“The fate of Europe and collective security is being decided on the battlefield in Ukraine. The best strategic solution for returning peace and stability to Europe will be Ukraine’s membership in NATO: full, unconditional and unconditional,” the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

The ministry said the ministers paid special attention to the issue of Russia’s responsibility for its crimes in Ukraine.

“In this regard, the Foreign Ministers welcomed the decision of the International Criminal Court on an arrest warrant for the Russian President and said it emphasizes the need to create an international Special Tribunal that will bring Putin and other Russian officials to justice for the crime of aggression,” the MFA press service said.

Kuleba separately thanked the Lithuanian side for its coordinating role in strengthening military assistance, providing asylum to Ukrainians fleeing the war, helping the energy system of our state, and training and treating the Ukrainian military.