Ukraine is not yet a member of the European Union and NATO, and it is important to understand it. This was stated by the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at the conference of EU ambassadors in Brussels, reports «European true».
«At the moment 60 in the world wars, and none of them in Europe, except Ukraine. However, Ukraine is not a European country, in the sense of EU membership. I know that recently my friend Poroshenko (President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. — «GORDON») said: look, Ukraine is almost the EU and NATO. However, at the moment she is neither there nor there, and it is important to understand,» – said Juncker.
On August 24 the celebrations of the independence Day of Ukraine Poroshenko said: «we have one Road – wide Euro-Atlantic highway leading to membership of the European Union and NATO membership».
11 June 2017 entered into force on visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union. To free trips abroad require a biometric passport. Their results in Ukraine began on 1 January 2015.
On 30 may, the Dutch Parliament has completed the ratification procedure of the Association Agreement with Ukraine. Netherlands – the latest, the 28th, the EU countries have completed ratification of the agreement, which was approved by the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada in September 2014. Council of the European Union on 11 July finally approved it.
Ukraine has intensified its cooperation with NATO in 2014, against the annexation of Crimea to Russia and armed conflict in the Donbass. At the end of 2014, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law that requires the refusal of Ukraine of implementation of policy of «non-alignment».
June 8, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill No. 6470, which has legislatively enshrined Ukraine’s intention to join NATO. On 6 July, the law was signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
July 10 held a meeting of the Commission Ukraine – NATO. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, opening the meeting, said that Ukraine is not going to urgently apply for membership in the Alliance, and will reform to fit his standards.
Juncker: My friend Poroshenko said, «Look, Ukraine is almost the EU and NATO.» But it is not there or there, and it is important to understand 29.08.2017