Poroshenko to sign bill on Ukraine’s course to NATO membership

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the president, the annexation of Crimea and the aggression in the east of Ukraine, carried out by a permanent member of the UN Security Council, made the post-war security mechanisms in the world ineffective
17:43, 9 June 2017

Presidential Administration press office

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said on Friday he will sign the bill, supported by the Verkhovna Rada, which provides in the domestic legislation for membership in NATO as country’s purpose. This was announced by the president in his speech during the meeting will Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Kharkiv on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Of course, I will sign (the draft law on the country's course for NATO membership, - Ed.) since this legislative initiative was agreed with me, the coalition took an active part in the implementation of this law. Let me remind you that this is not an innovation, but a return to the state it was in 2003 in the law on the fundamentals of national security, and the main goal was membership in NATO," Poroshenko said.

The post-war security mechanisms in the world became ineffective since 2014, according to the President.

"Because any initiative, starting with the tribunal that investigates the terrorist attack on the Malaysian Boeing, when the information appeared that proves Russian involvement in the attack, Russia is blocking the creation of the tribunal, which is de facto a manifestation of guilt. Because the criteria to qualify for NATO membership are very high, they are almost similar to the criteria for membership in the EU, " the president said.

Related: Poroshenko thanks Grybauskaite for Lithuania’s solidarity with Ukrainian people

Earlier it was reported that Earlier it was reported that Poroshenko met Dalia Grybauskaite in Kharkiv. The meeting of Petro Poroshenko and Dalia Grybauskaite with Ukrainian servicemen who were injured during participation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas and underwent rehabilitation in Lithuania is also scheduled for today.

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