The decision "on raising the level of ambitions of Ukraine regarding the Alliance" became a recognition of the real state of relations between Ukraine and NATO. This is noted in the statement of the President of Ukraine in Facebook.
"I am grateful for the firm position of support of Ukraine, for which one of the key priorities of national security is to achieve the criteria for membership in the Alliance," Poroshenko said.
According to the president, Ukraine's next goal is the Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine. He added that in a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in February this year he officially recorded Ukraine's desire to become a member of the Alliance.
We recall, today it became known that NATO has officially recognized the desire of Ukraine to become a member of the Alliance.
NATO admitted Ukraine’s aspirations to obtain full membership in the Alliance and gave it a NATO aspirant status. Relevant renewals were noted on the NATO official website in the section dedicated to organization’s extension.
“Four partner countries declared their aspirations to NATO membership: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, former Yugoslavian republic Macedonia, and Ukraine,” NATO representatives reported on the website.
NATO aspirant status means that the state officially declared its interest in joining the Alliance and gets an invitation to join the Intensify dialogue with NATO concerning membership and reforms related to it.