Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine has not asked NATO for the provision of offensive weapons, but military needs.
"once again I wish to note: we never asked for offensive weapons, but We need to defend our country, peace and stability, as well As among them in the EU. We need defense capabilities against nuclear power ", ? RIA "news" words of Yatsenyuk said at a meeting of the Council of national security and defense of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Yatsenyuk also expressed confidence that the Russian Federation continuously violates international law and the question of Ukraine's membership in NATO is on the agenda of the state, but it does take time. According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine will need to lead the army to NATO standards, And the state's course for full-fledged membership in the Alliance is undeniable. Remember, Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Statements of Kiev on the issue in the Ministry of war called "absolute nonsense" that " defies criticism." And the head of Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said that allegations of the presence of defense of Russia in the Donbass unproven ? no one until now could not present concrete evidence, despite repeated accusations. Also at the meeting of the national security Council, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed the view that support for the Ukrainian accession to NATO more than 60%." Euro-Atlantic choice with the prospect of NATO membership gets, and this is extremely important, growing support in Ukrainian society. Two years earlier, the Euro-Atlantic integration process was supported by Mr Secretary General (NATO Jens Stoltenberg), 16% of Ukrainians, a year earlier this figure was rapidly approaching the 50%. Currently the number of Ukrainians who support Euro-Atlantic integration, already exceeds 60% ", - has told the head, opening the meeting of the NSDC. The President Also promised that Ukraine will create all the rules for reforming the state to NATO standards.
On Tuesday, Poroshenko Also said that Ukraine and NATO closer than ever. Thus yesterday Poroshenko said that Ukraine until not ready to become a member of NATO, as the Alliance is not ready to take this country. It was claimed that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged the unwillingness of Ukraine to join NATO. In the same day, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO is to discuss with the leadership of Ukraine the question of assistance in the restoration of the naval forces of the state. On the first day of the week it was announced about the intention of Kiev to return the oversight of air traffic over the Black sea within the framework of the project on the accession of Ukraine to the NATO program regional air safety. At the end of last year Poroshenko has signed a decree on the cancellation of Ukraine's non-aligned status. However, he noticed that Kiev for five or six years will be determined on the issue of joining NATO. Officials assured the public that decide the fate of this question will be the Ukrainians in the referendum. In the capital of Russia has stated many times about the importance of preserving the non-aligned status of Ukraine. The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov stated that this status is important to ensure security in the Euro-Atlantic area and is in the fundamental interests of the Ukrainian nation. Experts believe that Ukraine will not be able to qualify for membership in NATO in the next 20 years. 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.