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NATO as an alliance is not involved in member states’ decisions regarding military assistance to Ukraine, as the alliance does not possess military capabilities, according to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

MOSCOW, September 5 (RIA Novosti) - NATO as an alliance is not involved in member states’ decisions regarding military assistance to Ukraine, as the alliance does not possess military capabilities, according to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

«NATO as an alliance is not involved in delivery of equipment because we do not posess military capabilities. This are possessed by individual allies. So such decisions are national decisions and we are not going to interfere with that,» Rasmussen said ahead of Ukraine-NATO commission consultations.

On Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that NATO member states have proposed military cooperation on bilateral basis to Ukraine.

During the NATO Summit, which is currently being held in Wales, the heads of the alliance also decided to allocate about 15 million euro ($19.4 million) in financial aid for Ukraine.

Apart from that, the alliance has established a comprehensive package of measures to help Ukraine better provide for its security, focusing on cyber defense, logistics, command control and communications, Rasmussen said.

NATO leaders gathered in Wales on Thursday for two days of talks focused on situation in Ukraine.

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