Ben Hodges: Reforms and transparency in spending are the key requirements for Ukraine to be able to join NATO

Two key principles Ukraine should adhere to if it wants to join NATO are transparency in the use of budget means and reforms, as stated by the United States Army Commander in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, as reported by Ukrainian 24 TV.

He also noted that Ukraine has great potential for producing its own weapons.

"Firstly, the decision to provide lethal weapons is being made at the highest level.  We are now providing recommendations on this issue. Let’s see how the situation develops over time. I was at the tank plant in Kyiv. They have great capacity to produce weapons. What we want is a stable, secure, protected Ukraine with the return of sovereign territories," said the US General.

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