President Poroshenko: Ukrainian Army will reach NATO standards by 2020

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated during a trip to Rivne Oblast on Thursday, January 10th that beginning next year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will measure up to NATO standards, Ukrinform reported. “In 2020, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be organized and able to act completely according to NATO standards in accordance with the law on national security,” said the President.

Poroshenko is convinced that Ukraine's path to the EU and NATO will help to ensure the safety of its borders and sovereignty. “Our path to peace is not on the terms of capitulation offered by the Russian fifth column, but on the terms of the national interests of Ukraine,” he emphasized. Poroshenko also promised that a course towards the EU and NATO will be included in the Constitution even before the elections.

On November 22, the Verkhovna Rada  supported in its first reading a draft of amendments to the Constitution that enshrines the country's course towards the EU and NATO. This decision was supported by 311  people's deputies.

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