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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)
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    Pavlo Klimkin hopes to bring Ukraine's armed forces to NATO standards although it is not a member of the alliance.

    ANTALYA (Sputnik) – Kiev is hoping for the creation of a trust fund with NATO to support its armed forces, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Wednesday.

    “NATO as an alliance doesn’t deliver weapons. We are working within the frameworks of five trust funds and we hope very much to continue this practice and create new funds that would bring Ukraine’s armed forces and the entire sector of security to NATO standards. Today at a meeting I will say how exactly NATO can help us,” Klimkin said on the sidelines of a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Turkey.

    He added that he hopes to get an precise assessment in regard to the volume of the trust funds.

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says Discussed Results of Talks With Putin, Lavrov With Kerry

    Pavlo Klimkin said he has discussed with US Secretary of State John Kerry the outcome of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who met on Tuesday in Sochi.

    “I met with John Kerry and we discussed the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. John told me that he had discussed this during yesterday’s meetings in Sochi [with Putin and Lavrov],” Klimkin said.

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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)

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