The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the occurrence of the North Atlantic Alliance, the country will need 6-7 years and a referendum.
After 6-7 years in Ukraine will be possible to hold a referendum on the issue of accession to NATO. By this time she will meet all the conditions set out in the Alliance To new members, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko." We are working on a deep reform of the state in economic, social, administrative plans. Still needs much work - at least 6-7 years. When We're ready, will be a referendum to ask the people of Ukraine, whether it is necessary to enter in the Alliance ", - quotes RIA of "news" quote from an interview with Poroshenko Corriere della Sera.
The Ukrainian leader also said that the alternative to NATO in ensuring security at the global level does not happen. Poroshenko confirmed that he had asked the U.S. lethal weapons, But until now not received it – only " anti-artillery radars, communications equipment, a small number of armoured cars with machine guns, medium-sized drones-scouts ". Explaining military operations in Eastern Ukraine, Poroshenko said that " this war can be won in a military plane ". However, one of the most important conditions for the country's accession To NATO is the lack of its territory and border conflicts. Experts believe that in the next 20 years Ukraine not accepted into the Alliance. Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated before about the " big time ", which would require Ukraine to fulfil the conditions of membership in the Alliance. As reported by the print edition OPINION, June 25, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave advice to Kiev on their own to solve their problems." We realize that Ukraine faces a very difficult task – carry out long-term reforms in the conditions of the military conflict in the East of the state. But this is exactly what Ukraine needs to do today " – Stoltenberg said. Remember, April 22, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he was going to build a referendum on the issue of the state's accession To the North Atlantic Alliance. 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. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Alliance seeks to advance on the East, and the Eastern European States 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 ". At the end of 2014, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO launched five trust funds to support military reforms in Ukraine.