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3 December, 2013 20:53   ▪  

NATO condemned the use of excessive force by Ukrainian police

The North Atlantic Council urges Ukraine to comply with the fundamental principles of democracy, including freedom of assembly and expression. This statement was announced by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussel.

«We have adopted a statement that expresses our views on the current situation in Ukraine. We follow it closely. We condemn the use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators in Ukraine. We call on all parties to refrain from provocations and violence.

We urge Ukraine as the holder of OSCE chairmanship abides by its commitments and uphold freedom of expression We urge the government and opposition to engage in a dialogue and launch reforms.

Sovereign independent and stable Ukraine firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law is key to Euroatlantic security. It remains an important partner to NATO and the Alliance highly values its contribution to security.

 Our partnership will continue based on values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. NATO remains committed to supporting the reform process in Ukraine», - said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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