Hungary continues blockade of Ukraine after provision of new status in NATO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungary has not lifted its blockade for Ukraine-NATO meetings
18:51, 16 June 2020

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Hungary has continued blockade of the meetings of Ukraine-NATO commission after the provision of the new status in NATO. NATO provided Ukraine with the status of a partner of enhanced opportunities, as Yevropeiska Pravda reported citing NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

“Yes, really, the allies decided to provide Ukraine with the status of a partner of enhanced opportunities. Ukraine proved that it can be a valuable partner of NATO,” Stoltenberg said.

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He added that the new partnership is the way to deepen the cooperation of NATO with Ukraine.

The decision of the adherence of Ukraine to the Extended Opportunities Program in NATO was made by consensus. It means that Hungary provided its agreement, despite the fact that it blocks the meeting of NATO with Ukraine.

“Concerning this issue (the Hungarian blockade of the meetings, -, it is not solved yet. I hope that we will find the solution,” the Secretary-General said.

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As we reported, Ukraine was granted membership in NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Program. This status is part of NATO's Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to support and deepen cooperation between Allies and Partners who have made significant contributions to NATO-led operations and missions.


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