"Ukraine's strategic goal is NATO membership," Minister of Defense Andriy Zagorodnyuk

2019-11-11 09:43:08 | ID: 53892

Answering the question concerning assistant from the North Atlantic Alliance in Ukraine's current situation, Andriy Zagorodnyuk noted:

- The assistance we are currently receiving from NATO is more systematic and aimed at our development as an army that is compatible with the Alliance member states. This is politically important to us because our strategic goal is NATO membership. This is equally important in terms of combat readiness and the introduction of standards by which we can fight in a more effective way. This process is systemic, it is ongoing and will continue for some time.

Andriy Zagorodnyuk also stressed that the partner states are constantly supplying our Armed Forces with weapons, equipment as well as a professional training of Ukrainian servicemen.

- NATO is supporting us in such a way. This is constantly being confirmed, despite changes in the Ukrainian Government. Other processes also did not interrupt at all. It is a process - it is happening and it is happening in a controlled manner, now we are even intensifying it,” -  emphasized Andriy Zagorodnyuk.