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Results of NATO summit’s first day

The alliance backed the peace process in Ukraine, proposed it a close cooperation, €15 million aid, and threatened Russia with new sanctions

NEWPORT, September 5. /ITAR-TASS/. The NATO summit in Wales backed the peace process in Ukraine, proposed it a closer cooperation, €15 million of financial aid to support military reforms, and some NATO states agreed to provide military supplies, both lethal and non-lethal. These are the main results of the summit’s first day, September 4, when the session of the NATO-Ukraine Commission took place on the highest level.

Usual accusations of destabilization of the situation and threats of new sanctions were spoken out in Russia’s address, although NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen admitted that the peace plan suggested by the Russian side was “exactly what we need”, if it would be implemented.

Meanwhile, the main discussion regarding relations with Russia will take place on Friday, when NATO will be looking into ways of enforcing its security “amid the ongoing situation in Europe”.

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