Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine is ready to speed up preparation for NATO membership and is ready to prove its readiness for the NATO Membership Action Plan, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
During a press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Zelensky said that "we are ready to cooperate even more closely with the Alliance and accelerate preparation for NATO membership, without removing from agenda the possibility of Ukraine joining the NATO Membership Action Plan. Today, we are ready to prove through practical work that Ukraine deserves such a format of relations with NATO."
During a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, the Ukrainian President also noted that the parties agreed on an updated consolidated package of projects.
"Today, we agreed on an updated consolidated package of projects and practical measures, discussed the prospects for our cooperation within the framework of the NATO enhanced capabilities program," said Ukrainian President.
During a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Kyiv, Stoltenberg said that NATO will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. He also gave a speech in the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada.