NATOs General Secretary spoke in the Council

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg quoted a poem by Taras Shevchenko during a speech at the Verkhovna Rada session hall.

As the great poet Taras Shevchenko wrote:

But not the same to me,

How Ukraine is evil people

Spit, cunning, and on fire

It will be stolen…

Oh, not the same to me. 

- NATO is not the same either. This is why we have been with your country since your independence, ”Stoltenberg said. In doing so, these NATO Secretary General's words were applauded by MPs.

Stoltenberg also said it was a great honor for him to address the Council today. - I am the first NATO Secretary General to do so. As a Member of Parliament for 25 years, I fully recognize and understand the importance of parliaments in today's democracy, he noted.