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Belgium: Rasmussen gives Russia a four step plan to end Ukraine crisis02:07

Belgium: Rasmussen gives Russia a four step plan to end Ukraine crisis

Belgium, Brussels
June 25, 2014 at 17:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen held a press conference following talks between NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs hosted at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.

During his opening remarks, Rasmussen focussed on the Ukranian crisis, saying that NATO had agreed to set up trust funds to "strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself", especially in the fields of logistics, command and control and cyber defence.

He also called on Russia to "step back in line with its international obligations", and to "take genuine and effective measures to stop destabilsing Ukraine," including ending "its support for armed separtist groups" and stopping the "flow of weapons and fighters across its borders."

The meetings, chaired by Rasmussen, included a meeting between the North Atlantic Council at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministers and a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministers.

The unveiling of the logo for the upcoming Wales 2014 NATO Summit occured in the margins of the foreign ministers meetings. The logo for the September 4-5 summit includes a Welsh dragon, castle and Celtic knot alongside the NATO compass.

On Tuesday, Rasmussen met for a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ms Maia Panjikidze, to discuss Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration. Following this sideline event, the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs met for a working dinner ahead of opening remarks by NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen, UK Secretary of State William Hague and the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones.

Belgium: Rasmussen gives Russia a four step plan to end Ukraine crisis02:07
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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen held a press conference following talks between NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs hosted at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.

During his opening remarks, Rasmussen focussed on the Ukranian crisis, saying that NATO had agreed to set up trust funds to "strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself", especially in the fields of logistics, command and control and cyber defence.

He also called on Russia to "step back in line with its international obligations", and to "take genuine and effective measures to stop destabilsing Ukraine," including ending "its support for armed separtist groups" and stopping the "flow of weapons and fighters across its borders."

The meetings, chaired by Rasmussen, included a meeting between the North Atlantic Council at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministers and a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministers.

The unveiling of the logo for the upcoming Wales 2014 NATO Summit occured in the margins of the foreign ministers meetings. The logo for the September 4-5 summit includes a Welsh dragon, castle and Celtic knot alongside the NATO compass.

On Tuesday, Rasmussen met for a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ms Maia Panjikidze, to discuss Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration. Following this sideline event, the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs met for a working dinner ahead of opening remarks by NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen, UK Secretary of State William Hague and the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones.