Ukraine and NATO signed the Declaration on the strengthening of military-technical cooperation
The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the signing of a mutual Declaration on the strengthening of military-technical cooperation of Ukraine with NATO. "right now signed a joint Declaration on strengthening military-technical cooperation of Ukraine with NATO," – said in a statement released Twitter of the President of Ukraine. "The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg signed an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization about the status of the NATO mission in Ukraine "– RIA "news" referring to the messenger of the presidential administration of Ukraine. 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. 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 countries that have territorial discussions, and Ukraine claims to the Crimea, which became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014.