The impact of the violence and insecurity caused by Russia has not been limited to Ukraine. Hence NATO supports the international sanctions imposed to address Russia's destabilising behaviour.
This is stated in the Secretary General's annual report released on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels reported.
"The impact of the violence and insecurity caused by Russia and Russian-backed separatists has not been limited to Ukraine. This violence can undermine the safety, stability and well-being of people around the world, as demonstrated by the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 in July. NATO supports the sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU), the G7 and others as part of an international effort to address Russia's destabilising behavior," reads the document.