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Ukraine’s membership with NATO is geopolitical necessity, - Yatsenyuk
16:48, 8 June 2017
Ukraine’s membership with NATO is geopolitical necessity, - Yatsenyuk

The ex-Prime Minister shared his view on today’s decision of the Ukrainian Parliament

16:48, 8 June 2017

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Ukraine has made another big step to NATO membership; Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the former head of the Ukrainian government  posted that at Facebook, commenting on the bill passed by the Ukrainian Parliament today, June 8.

‘Another big step taken towards the NATO membership. Now, we have this strategic aim defined in the legal framework – we’re aiming to join the Alliance. It is our clear signal for the rest of the world. By now, we’ve been spending on national security and defense more than that foreseen by NATO standards. Now, Ukrainian troops protect EU and NATO borders on the daily basis. Currently, we pay huge price not only for our freedom but also for the peace on the continent. Joining the Alliance is not some fancy crank of ours; it’s a real geopolitical necessity for peace and stability in Europe,’ Yatsenyuk said.

As 112 International reported earlier today, the Parliament passed the bill #6470 of changing some of the legislative acts of Ukraine on foreign policy course; according to the law, 'the priorities of the national interests of Ukraine are integration of Ukraine in the European and Euro-Atlantic political, economic and juridical space to become a member of EU and NATO; the development of the mutual relations with other states of the world for the interests of Ukraine'.

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