Ukraine not ready to join NATO – Deputy Prime Minister

Украина не готова вступить в НАТО - вице-премьер

Kiev will try to pull the army to the standards of the Alliance.

Deputy Prime Minister for Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze said that Ukraine currently not ready to apply for NATO membership. The Alliance is also not yet will facilitate such a step. About it reports the UNIAN.

“We have a strategic goal of membership (in NATO. – Ed.) perhaps we too can say,” she said during the events on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Center of information and documentation of NATO in Ukraine

“It is clear that while neither Ukraine not ready to submit such application (for membership in NATO. – Ed.) nor our partners are not yet ready to contribute to such step of Ukraine. So now our priority is the achievement of criteria of NATO standards, and that is what we focusareas using all the tools available,” said klympush-Tsintsadze.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that Kiev plans to hold a referendum on NATO.

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