The NATO delegation headed by the representative of the NATO Defense Policy and Planning Committee David Brown intends to meet with the representatives of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian officials to get acquainted with the current state of the achievement of the chosen partnership goals by Ukraine. The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported this.
‘The NATO delegation headed by the representative of the NATO Defense Policy and Planning Committee David Brown will hold a range of the meetings with the representatives of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian officials and will get acquainted with the current state of the achievement of the chosen partnership goals by Ukraine for the current cycle of the planning process and estimations of the forces and discuss the necessity of the Ukrainian government authorities for the next 2018-2019 cycle in the additional goals of the partnership’, the message said.
According to David Brown, it is planned to consummate the organizational catalog of the resources of the Armed Forces that are written in the accordance with the NATO criteria until the end of October 2017.
‘The issue is the complex vision of the available resources and the tasks that we face. It will allow us to perfect the responses on the scenarios that can take place in the future’, he said.
Brown noted that the manual for the estimation of the force is under the working out at the moment. It will allow preparing the recommendation on the critical issues for the balance of the defense planning and the estimation of the available resources.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko approved the joining of Ukraine to NATO as one of the key points of the state policy. However, he claimed that Ukraine will not apply for the membership in NATO in the near time. Ukraine should hold the range of the reforms to join NATO and the Government of Ukraine actively works upon this issue. The Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin assured that Ukraine will correspond to the NATO standards until 2020.
Ukraine and NATO began the discussion towards the joining and the Membership Action Plan. The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed at the 112 International Insight interview that Ukraine should come to NATO with the package of the multifaceted assistance.