Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran announced Ukraine's readiness to increase its contribution to NATO-led operations so that the country could get an opportunity to move closer to the strategic goal of full-fledged membership in the alliance. He said this at a briefing for ambassadors, military attaches and representatives of the NATO office in Ukraine.
"We're ready to increase national contributions to NATO-led operations, as well as send additional military and civilian personnel to the Alliance structures, and start implementing practical activities to establish online information exchange, using automated systems," he said.
According to Taran, all this should make Ukraine stronger and bring it closer to the strategic goal, that is full-fledged membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Ukraine is eager to get the Action Plan for NATO membership in the next year.
"Ukraine has been clearly depicting its ambitions to get the Action Plan (...) and it hopes for comprehensive political and military support in terms of making such a decision during the next Alliance summit in 2021", Andriy Taran said.
According to the minister, today, Ukraine's path to full-fledged membership in NATO has been reaffirmed in the Constitution of Ukraine. And the quick obtaining of the Acton Plan for NATO membership is a goal in the recently passed Strategy of the National Security of Ukraine.