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Stoltenberg: Ukraine to get closer to NATO’s membership with progress in reforms

Source : 112 Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General assured that the alliance would support the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Kyiv
11:49, 10 February 2021

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg noted that Ukraine will approach to the membership in NATO with the progress in reforms. It was stated during the meeting of Stoltenberg and Ukraine’s PM Denys Shmygal broadcasted by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu on Twitter.

“The door of NATO remains open…I believe it is necessary to focus on reforms…The more successful Ukraine is implementing reforms the closer it to meet NATO standards and the closer Ukraine comes to NATO membership,” Stoltenberg underlined.

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He could not specify a special date of Ukraine’s entrance to NATO but he assured that the alliance would support the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Kyiv and steps to membership. According to Stoltenberg, these goals might be reached by focusing on reforms and enhancing of democratic institutes in Ukraine.   

Earlier, Defense Minister of Ukraine Andriy Taran stated that Ukraine is eager to get the Action Plan for NATO membership in 2021.

On June 12, 2020, Ukraine was granted membership in NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Program.

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