U.S. Department of State: NATO’s door remains open to Ukraine

U.S. Department of State: NATO’s door remains open to Ukraine

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Ukraine has an opportunity to join the North Atlantic Alliance, and to do so it must carry out the necessary reforms to meet NATO requirements and standards.

“Biden administration remains to – committed to ensuring that NATO’s door remains open to aspirants when they’re ready and able to meet the commitments and obligations,” Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker said at a briefing on April 30, commenting on Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration prospects.

According to him, the United States is certainly committed “to ensuring that a country like Ukraine can work to meet those standards.”

As Reeker noted, Ukraine performs an annual national program that allows to cooperate with NATO and has an enhanced operational partnership status, which also gives a series of opportunities.  A lot of that, the U.S. Department representative emphasized, involves Ukraine continuing to implement deep, comprehensive reforms. 

“That’s part of the necessary effort in building a more stable, democratic, and prosperous and free Ukraine.  And so we’ll continue to work with them [Ukraine] in all of those areas,” he said.

As reported, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to make a visit to Kyiv on May 5-6 to meet with the senior leadership of the state. Ukraine’s NATO membership prospect is expected to be one of the topics of talks.

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