Kiev is aware that the Alliance, which is the most effective security mechanism in the world after the UN security Council resolution, until not ready to Express support for Ukraine's membership in NATO, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"To meet the criteria of NATO - the same thing that you Meet the criteria for EU membership. They are the same at 98%. NATO is the most effective mechanism of safety in the world after the UN security Council resolution. And whether at the present time, NATO membership voted to invite Ukraine? No. And we fully understand it, "said Poroshenko, RIA "news" referring to " Voice of America ".
He said that Ukraine until not requested membership in the Alliance, But for the first time in history more than 50% of Ukrainians supported NATO membership." And I, as head of Ukraine may adopt an opinion on the referendum on membership in NATO. However, you ask about the position of our international partners, but I can't give you the data. In the process of the Bucharest NATO summit, it was stated that NATO's door for Ukraine is closed. Please do not knock on this door. Reformiruia their country. Build peace in Ukraine together with international partners. And all will be well, " - said Poroshenko. August 25, the Ukrainian government approved the first five agreements on bringing military power of the state to the standards of the North Atlantic Commonwealth. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 23 last year made changes to 2 of the law of the state, renouncing non-aligned status of the country. However, experts believe that Ukraine will not be able to qualify for membership in NATO in the next 20 years. In addition, on 6 February, the adviser to the Minister of defence of Ukraine Alexander Danilyuk acknowledged that his country is unlikely to be accepted into the Alliance, and therefore should lead their own "Union security" in the post-Soviet space. The day before the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande has specifically said that his country remains " would not want to see Ukraine in NATO ". Along with this, the former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Ukraine's accession to the Alliance, it will need to achieve a number of features, implementation of which will leave a large number of time. While NATO does not accept the States that have territorial discussions, and Ukraine claims to the Crimea, which became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014.