Poltorak: NATO supports need to accelerate Ukraine's accession to Alliance

Poltorak: NATO supports need to accelerate Ukraine's accession to Alliance

Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has stated that the North Atlantic Alliance supports the need to accelerate Ukraine’s entry into NATO.

"What changed in 2018, and even before that in 2016-2017? First, they observed us, then helped us, and at the last meeting, which I attended, almost all members of the Alliance insisted on the need to speed up Ukraine’s accession. This is an answer to all treacherous words that ‘no one is waiting for us there and no one needs us,” Poltorak said on the Priamyi TV channel.

He noted that Ukraine will not only join the Alliance, but also learn how to fight.

“We need to achieve standards, we need new weapons, new methods and a new system that will meet our interests,” Poltorak added.

As reported, President Petro Poroshenko said that in 2024, Ukraine will apply for membership in the European Union and will receive the NATO Membership Action Plan.

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: