Summit 2008 it was made clear that NATO’s doors are open to Ukraine: "I
hope that at the summit to be held in Warsaw next year, it will be also
supported by concrete decisions," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasised
following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Kyiv.
Minister stressed that the position of the NATO member states "was crucial
in terms of support and protection of territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty
of the Ukrainian state": "NATO and Alliance member states were almost
the first who condemned the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, the
illegal annexation of Crimea and military intervention
in Donetsk and Luhansk by Russian aggressors."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has pointed out that NATO is now a key security
system for 28 NATO member states as well as the free world.
appreciate the level of our cooperation, which has dramatically changed over
the last year. Aware that the process of Ukraine’s
membership in NATO is not easy and will require both effort by the Ukrainian
authorities and time - those plan that we and NATO have developed is very
important for the possible membership in the Alliance," he stressed.
The Head of the
Government recalled the decision of Bucharest summit 2008, "where it was
made clear that NATO’s doors are open to Ukraine": "I hope that at
the summit to be held in Warsaw next year, it will be also supported by
The efforts of
the Alliance and its member countries, said Arseniy Yatsenyuk, are aimed at real modernization of the Ukrainian
army "fighting against Russian aggression": "A new system of
Ukrainian logistics in the Armed Forces, a new system of communication, health
care, exercises and trainings are key aspects of our cooperation with the Alliance."
Minister highlighted that Ukraine is working very closely with the United
States, Canada, Britain, Germany and other countries, "Ukraine is at the
forefront of protecting European values, to protect peace and stability in
Europe. And through our joint efforts with
NATO and Alliance member states we are convinced that Ukraine will fully
restore its territorial integrity and preserve its independence."
time will come Ukraine to be announced the NATO’s 29th member,"
stressed Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Secretary General underlined that NATO would continue to provide Ukraine with
political and practical support: "NATO supports and will support Ukraine
on the path to defend its sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence
and" insist on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements."
noted the successful implementation of reforms in Ukraine - not only in the
military area, not only in the field of security and defense, but in the
economic one, as this is absolutely necessary for Ukraine in order to have