Ukraine asked ministers of NATO member states to provide its territorial integrity in connection with the occupation of buildings of Crimean authorities by Russian terrorists.
A participant in the ministerial meeting of NATO member countries in Brussels, Lithuanian vice-minister Marius Wieliczka told reporters that it was the only request from the Ukrainian first vice defense minister Alexander Oleinik, who took part in a Thursday meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission.
"Specific measures were: NATO as an organization recognizes that the territory of Ukraine is indivisible and no part of it is to be separated, and it is by far their only request, which was made public", said Mr. Wieliczka.
In turn, Ukraine's ambassador to NATO Igor Dolgov said in an interview with reporters after the ministerial meeting on Thursday that he hoped that calls Russia by international community over Ukraine would be effective.
"We hope that all countries, especially in such a difficult situation, will act in accordance with international standards. There is no such international law which would allow intervention, especially a militarily one, over events of another state. So we trust the international norms and also hope that appeals to Russian authorities, which can be heard not only from Brussels, but also from other places, will bring results", he said.
Department of Monitoring