Before September 4, the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill that fixes the course of Euro-Atlantic integration of the country in the Constitution. This Poroshenko said during a speech at the parade on Independence Day in Kyiv.
"I will insist on consolidating our aspiration to join the European Union and join NATO. The lawyers have found a formula on how to do it optimally and quickly. On the opening of the autumn session at Verkhovna Rada, which is scheduled for September 4, my relevant bill will be registered," said Poroshenko.
He stressed that politicians will do everything "day and night" to accept it.
We recall that in 2017 the Ukrainian parliament passed a law restoring the country's course towards NATO membership as a strategic goal of foreign and security policy.
In turn, NATO began a discussion on the possibility of providing an Action Plan on Ukraine's membership in the Alliance.
A year later, NATO members confirmed that Ukraine is an aspirant state. In other words, the state that declared its interest in joining the Alliance.
According to the information on the NATO website, such countries are invited to an intensified dialogue with the Alliance on their aspirations for membership and related reforms.
An additional requirement for such aspirants: they must profess the principles of the Washington Treaty (that is, be democratic states) and the principles of the UN Charter, as well as contribute to the security of the Euro-Atlantic space.
It is important to understand that this status does not impose on the Alliance any obligations regarding the membership of such country in the future. That is, Ukraine may or may not receive an invitation to the NATO Membership Action Plan.
Earlier a military parade dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine took place in the downtown of Kyiv.
This year the military parade was very special. The women detachment participated in it for the first time ever, while the Air Force of Ukraine renewed its participation for the first time in nine years.
Also, a new greeting of the Ukrainian Army "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!" was used for the first time.