Klimkin: Ukrainian facilities might turn crucial for NATO’s strategic transportation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine cannot cooperate with Russia in this area anymore due to the ongoing aggression in Donbas and Crimea, - foreign minister
15:44, 7 December 2016

The Ukrainian transportation facilities have a chance to become a crucial element for strategic shipments and transportations by NATO. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister said this during the briefing on Wednesday. According to him, that is possible after the trilateral contract between Ukraine, Russia and NATO expires. Answering the questions whether Ukraine is able to support respective initiatives of the Alliance without Russia’s participation, Klimkin said it is impossible to cooperate with the aggressor the way it was before the occupation of Crimea and the Donbas conflict. ‘We’re sure our technical capabilities are quite enough to meet the NATO’s requirements. We’re discussing ways of further cooperation. I reckon our facilities might turn crucial for NATO’s strategic transportation – in perspective. The issue will be solved in the near time,’ he said.

Previously, Yehor Bozhok, the Acting Head of Ukraine’s mission in the NATO, said that Ukraine’s state-run aircraft engineering company Antonov intends to win the tender for strategic transportations within interests of NATO member countries – without Russia’s participation.  

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