Stoltenberg: the Question of Ukraine’s membership in NATO will be assessed based on progress in reforms

The question of Ukraine’s membership in NATO will be assessed on the basis of the country’s progress in reforms, said Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg on February 14 at a press conference in Brussels, reported on the organization’s website.

«The focus now is on reforms. I welcome that Ukraine is so clearly said that now her attention is focused on the reforms… The issue of membership will be assessed on the basis of progress, which makes Ukraine», – he said.

Stoltenberg said that NATO and Ukraine have a very strong partnership.

«NATO has a strong political support, strong practical support for Ukraine. And NATO allies also provide support on a bilateral basis. We encourage and welcome all of it. Therefore, we will continue to strengthen our partnership, we will continue to work with Ukraine,» – said the NATO Secretary General.

Ukraine has intensified its cooperation with NATO in 2014, amid the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the beginning of Russian aggression in the Donbas. At the end of 2014, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law that requires the refusal of Ukraine from the policy of “non-alignment“. In June 2017, the Parliament approved a law confirming Ukraine’s intention to join NATO.

Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on 3 February 2018 that Ukraine in two years, 90% had complied with the requirements of the Alliance.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the decision to join NATO will be made at the referendum.




Stoltenberg: the Question of Ukraine’s membership in NATO will be assessed based on progress in reforms 14.02.2018

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