NATO-Ukraine meeting to go ahead in Brussels after years of delays by Hungary

3 April, 05:35 PM
Dmytro Kuleba (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

Dmytro Kuleba (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

The NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) for foreign ministers will take place in Brussels on April 3-4 for the first time since 2017, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook on April 3.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will hold important talks in Brussels in regarding preparations for the NATO Summit in Vilnius in July, Nikolenko said.

Issues such as strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities, acquiring new arms and ammunition production, increasing Russian sanctions, creating a special tribunal for the Russian war crimes in Ukraine, and securing humanitarian aid will be brought to the table.

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Hungary has blocked NATO-Ukraine ministerial meetings since 2017, after disagreeing with a Ukrainian law that provides for education in Ukrainian language. Budapest claims that this law infringes on the rights of the Hungarian minority to receive education in Hungarian language, though independent investigations have found that the law still provides for instruction in minority languages.

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