NATO to help Ukraine to transfer to standards of Alliance by 2020 - Vinnikov

NATO to help Ukraine to transfer to standards of Alliance by 2020 - Vinnikov

NATO will help Ukraine in reforming the defense and security sector so that to meet the standards of the North Atlantic Alliance by 2020.

Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov stated this at an international conference in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“NATO will continue its support policy for Ukraine. This year will be special for Ukraine in the context of reforms in the defense and security sector - the transition to the NATO standards by 2020. And NATO will help Ukraine on this issue,” said Vinnikov.

He noted that Ukraine should move to practical steps, in particular, to establish effective public control over the Armed Forces.

Vinnikov also noted that NATO plans to expand the cooperation with Ukraine in the military and industrial sector. He added that it is very important that partners of the Ukrainian state sector are actively involved in the modernization of this sector.


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