Contents tagged with NATO membership
Estonian Minister of Defense, Jüri Luik, stated that Georgia and Ukraine should prepare for NATO membership and wait for the right moment, the ERR news agency reports.
“I told my Georgian and Ukrainian colleagues that you should never give up,” Luik stated. “The best example is the membership of the Baltic countries. It was considered a miracle, but, nevertheless, it happened.”
According to Luik, this became possible due to the sudden “affair” of former US President George Bush and Russian …
Ukraine has managed to significantly approach NATO member status over the last four years, as stated by Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Petr Pavel to DW.
Responding to the question on what main problems Ukrainian Armed Forces face now, he said that he could not comment on internal decisions of partners but "Ukraine has already carried out impressive defense reforms and approached NATO more; but there is still work to do.”
Ukraine’s stability is one of the main objectives of these …
President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine's goal is to become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) within the next ten years.
He spoke about this during an interview with Hamburger Abendblatt, a subsidiary of the German media company Funke Media Group.
"We are working on NATO membership with particular perseverance. Our goal is to become a member of the Alliance within the next ten years," Poroshenko said.
According to the President the Alliance "would become stronger …
NATO headquarters says that recognition of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations on the Alliance's website is only a reflection of reality, and does not mean that it is changing the policy of the bloc, as noted in an official statement by the Alliance headquarters, Evropeiska Pravda reports.
"There has been no change in policy at NATO. NATO's policy remains the same. There has been a change in Ukraine's policy, which the website reflects. We simply amended the information of the website to …
US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker shared his opinions in Brussels on Saturday, March 10 on Ukraine’s readiness to join NATO. Volker emphasized that Ukraine should have but did not receive a NATO membership action plan or MAP back in 2008 at the Alliance summit in Bucharest. "The US advocated the granting of the MAP to Ukraine and Georgia, which would have been a right move, and which should have been done, because the MAP is not a guarantee of membership, it is an …
NATO acknowledged Ukraine's desire to gain full membership in the organization, as noted on the Alliance’s website, in the section dedicated to the expansion of NATO.
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze wrote on Facebook that the site was updated on Friday evening after her conversation with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller.
"Thus, at last, in the evening, the NATO official website says that presently four countries, …
In her speech at the Munich Security Conference, Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance, Rose Gottemoeller, insisted that Ukraine differs from other countries aspiring to NATO membership, Evropeyska Pravda reports.
Rose Gottemoeller recalled that this year marks the tenth anniversary of the Bucharest Summit, where Kyiv was denied a Membership Action Plan, but at the same time, the Alliance decided that Ukraine would eventually become a NATO member.
Since then, the Deputy Secretary General …
Ukraine and Georgia should unite their efforts to achieve joint goals: membership in the European Union and NATO, said Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairperson of the Georgian Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Our states have common challenges, and therefore we should unite our efforts to respond to them and achieve our goals... Our main goal is full membership in the European Union and NATO. In this context, it is very important to pool our efforts so that it does happen," Kobakhidze stated at …
Members of the Serbian Parliament's Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs reported to Russian colleagues that Belgrade is feeling pressure from NATO to join the Alliance, as stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Andrei Klimov, on November 24 in Belgrade, RIA Novosti reports.
"The Serbs are now under unprecedented pressure; today, in a conversation with members of their Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs, they made …
In an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini has stated that he does not rule out the possibility that his country will join the North Atlantic Alliance in the future.
"Neither Finland nor Sweden is yet part of NATO, and as I understand, our countries are not currently discussing accession to NATO. We should not exclude the possibility of joining NATO. Every country should have that opportunity, and that is why open-door politics is …