“We’ve set a very ambitious plan on adopting the standards of the Alliance by 2020 - and we are working on it. Based on the results of 2 years, we’ve implemented 90% of the planned measures. But I repeat that it will depend on the circumstance in which we might be,” Poltorak said.
“It’s not the Armed Forces or Ministry of Defence that joins NATO, it’s the country as a whole, so a number of serious reforms have to be implemented in all sectors,” he added,
“During the war, we can’t possibly conduct experiments: we have very little time and we have no right for a mistake. We can’t lose the command over the forces for a second. We must make decision timely and quickly,” Ukraine’s Minister of Defence noted.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine’s Defence Minister met U.S. Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis on Feb. 2.