Kiev and NATO in the near future will launch a joint project on creation of special operations forces, said the head of mission of Ukraine to NATO Igor Dolgov.
"With the assistance of NATO will begin in the near future, the implementation of joint NATO project for the establishment of special operations forces under the military power of Ukraine, these forces will have special equipment, which also need to think in the present time ", - said the head of the mission, reports RIA " Novosti ".
the development of such forces in the APU is provided in the annual program of Ukraine's cooperation with NATO for the current year. At the end of may, Deputy Secretary General of NATO on the issues of politics and security Thrasyvoulos Stamatopoulos said that the Alliance aims to assist Ukraine in defence reform, despite the fighting. Before that, Secretary of the Ukrainian Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that Kiev authorities suggest again to start the interaction with NATO in the implementation of the project of An-70 airplane. Thus, According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Alliance seeks to advance on the East, and the countries of Eastern Europe to become members of the Commonwealth or the European Union. On the issue of possible NATO membership of Ukraine, Stoltenberg said that the organization " continues open door policy ".