• Jake Sullivan says US remains ‘committed’ to supporting Ukraine as world leaders join NATO summit in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON (Agencies): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will appoint a senior representative in Ukraine’s capital to deepen ties to the war-torn country, a senior United States official has said, as world leaders gather for a NATO summit in Washington, DC.

Speaking at a NATO defence industry event on Tuesday afternoon, White House adviser Jake Sullivan said the representative in Kyiv would seek to “deepen Ukraine’s institutional relationship with the alliance”.

The post will also “serve as the focal point for NATO’s engagement with senior Ukrainian officials”, Sullivan said.

The announcement comes as NATO officials and world leaders have travelled to the US capital for the organisation’s annual summit, which began on Tuesday.

Continued support for Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country is at the top of the agenda, particularly amid a string of recent Russian attacks, including a deadly bombing of a children’s hospital in Kyiv.

In a social media post after his arrival in Washington, DC, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would be pushing for more air defence systems, financial assistance, and aircraft, including F-16s.

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