NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance was still willing to consider Ukrainian request to join the Alliance and decide whether the country posesses compliance with all the criteria for NATO member states. He also expects certain decisions to support Ukraine on the meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO member countries on December 2-3. Stoltenberg said that Russian actions in eastern Ukraine undermined the Euro-Atlantic security.
In a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, head of the European Council Donald Tusk dealt with the fact that the EU and the US are working on new sanctions against Russia. Western media report that Putin is looking for allies against the West over Ukraine. The German magazine Focus writes that Turkey can be an attractive partner for Russia, taking into account the fact that Turkey has not imposed sanctions against Moscow yet. At the same time, Russia reduced the supply of gas by one third and supplies Turkey with 27-28 million cubic meters of gas per day, while the contract provides for 42 million.