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EU, NATO needs Ukraine as their full-fledged member, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Poroshenko promised to begin the procedure of entering NATO, EU in 2023
18:00, 29 January 2019

Presidential Administration press office

Not only Ukraine needs the membership in the EU and NATO but also these structures need to have Ukraine as a full-fledged member as 112 Ukraine reported citing President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his speech at forum “From Kruty to Brussels”.

“More and more West politicians understand that Europe will be in danger without membership of Ukraine in the EU, without membership of Ukraine in NATO. Not only Ukraine needs this membership, the EU and NATO definitely needs Ukraine to a full-fledged member of these structures,” Poroshenko said.

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According to him, in 20-30s of the last centuries, the Ukrainian intellectuals wrote that the future process of the association of Europe would not be finished without entering of independent, sovereign, unified Ukrainian state; that Russia, which owned Ukraine at that moment, will always show the imperial ambitions and will try to subdue whole Europe.

“Historians and philosophers determined the role and place of Ukraine in Europe differently. Some of them said that the role of Ukraine is to be a bridge between the East and the West. Other talked about us as about “gates” of Europe. Someone called us “unexpected nation”,” the Ukrainian leader noted.

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Earlier Poroshenko stated that Ukraine clearly and purposefully heads to membership in the European Union and NATO.

The Parliament sent the bill on amendments to the Constitution concerning the EU, NATO integration plan with 321 votes on September 20, 2018.

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According to the bill, the President of Ukraine is the guarantor of the implementation of strategic course of the state towards Ukraine’s full membership in the EU and NATO. In its turn, the Cabinet of Ministers provides the implementation of the strategic course of the state towards Ukraine’s full membership in the EU and NATO.

Later Ukraine’s Constitutional Court provided a conclusion to the presidential bill on amending the Constitution of the State concerning the integration of the country in the European Union and NATO. 

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