NATO will expand its own office in Kiev and will send its own military personnel, as well as among them advisors to the Ministry of defense, said Wednesday the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg.
"NATO will expand its own office in Kiev and send your own there own military personnel, as well as among them advisors to the Ministry of defence," - said Stoltenberg at a press conference on the results of the Commission of the NATO-Ukraine on the sidelines of the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of the foreign Ministers of the 28 countries of the Commonwealth, reports news Agency.
"Close cooperation with NATO will increase the ability of Ukraine to defend themselves," he said. Stoltenberg said that NATO and Ukraine will hold an autumn exercise response to crises, the name of the maneuvers - " southern response ". On April 22, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he was going to build a referendum on the issue of accession of his country to NATO. On April 17, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that if Kiev does not receive from NATO security guarantees, we will consider options for participation in other structures. February 6, Advisor to the Minister of defense of Ukraine Alexander danyluk said 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 still would not want to see Ukraine in NATO.