The referendum on joining of Ukraine into NATO will be held in the country after it will fulfill all the necessary for joining the Alliance criteria, is reported in the response of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the electronic petition posted on its Internet representation.
E-petition initiative to hold a Referendum on Ukraine's accession to NATO was registered on the Internet representation of the President at the end of summer and gathered more than 25 thousand votes, we need to examine the head of the country.
in the response, published on the first day of the week on the Internet representation Poroshenko, reported that among the main priorities of Ukraine's foreign policy is deepening of cooperation with NATO in order to achieve the characteristics required for membership in this organization. Head writes that today in Ukraine, a reform of the security sector and defense according to NATO standards.
"when the Ukraine want to join the Alliance signs final decision on this critical issue will be to take the Ukrainian people in a referendum ", - said Poroshenko.
first of Poroshenko said that Ukraine will have the opportunity to hold a Referendum on NATO membership after 7 years. Applying for the country's membership in NATO is impossible without a referendum.
The Verkhovna Rada at the beginning of winter last year made changes to 2 of the law, renouncing non-aligned status of the country. Not so long ago adopted the military doctrine provides for the restoration of the course in NATO: Ukraine by 2020 to provide full compatibility of its military power with forces of countries-members of NATO. However, experts believe that Ukraine will not be able to qualify for membership in NATO in the next 20 years.