Ukraine becomes participant of NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Partnership

Ukraine has been granted a status of NATO’S Enhanced Opportunities Partnership, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said.

“This day has come. I’m deeply grateful to our partners in the Alliance for making this possible. Ukraine finally gains a long deserved status of an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO. We are making each other #StrongerTogether!” he wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the North Atlantic Council recognized Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner.

“This status is part of NATO’s Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and partners that have made significant contributions to NATO-led operations and missions,” NATO reported on its website on Friday.

As a NATO partner, Ukraine has provided troops to Allied operations, including in Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as to the NATO Response Force and NATO exercises.

“Allies highly value these significant contributions, which demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to Euro-Atlantic security,” reads the NATO’s report.

As an Enhanced Opportunities Partner, Ukraine will benefit from tailor-made opportunities to help sustain such contributions. This includes enhanced access to interoperability programmes and exercises, and more sharing of information, including lessons learned.

“This decision recognizes Ukraine’s strong contributions to NATO missions, and demonstrates the Alliance’s continued commitment to its partnerships despite the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu.

Ukraine is now one of six Enhanced Opportunities Partners, alongside Australia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan and Sweden. Each of the partners has a tailor-made relationship with NATO, based on areas of mutual interest.

Ukraine’s status as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner does not prejudge any decisions on NATO membership. NATO Allies continue to encourage and support Ukraine in its reform efforts, including in the security and defence sector, with regard to civilian control and democratic oversight, and in the fight against corruption.

(c) Interfax

11 comments

  • Another step closer to full membership I hope.

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  • I can see why Aus wants to be a member. What if, tired of the constant threats and intimidation, Aus decides to deny access to the chicoms for its minerals and rare earths and the chicoms respond with an attack or even invasion to secure access to resources it needs? And even if Aus had already joined Nato, would it respond with force?
    In order to regain the respect of putlerstan, Nato needs to hire a much more hawkish leader. Preferably someone who hates the tiny poisoner who will immediately fast track Ukraine and Georgia. At the moment it only allows piss-ass countries like Albania and Montenegro to join.

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    • Here is the document related to sanctions against China and Russia, the Republicans want to adopt. Little disappointed to see this committee still claiming China as the No1 threat to the US, seems they have learned nothing over the last 12 years. They devote 2 pages of policy recommendations for China, and half a page for Russia. Proposed sanctions against Russia are on page 117.

      Click to access %5BFINAL%5D%20NSTF%20Report.pdf

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      • Man that is piss poor. It seems almost impossible to get them just for once to take the threat of the putinazis seriously.

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        • Yeah, but if the proposed sanctions against Russia are implemented, it will destroy the Russian economy, especially the removal from SWIFT.

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          • Thanks Sir Foccusser, we are translating into Ukrainian immediately. The good guys will have some good news tomorrow and put pressure on Congress and the president, if needed, to either supplement these proposals or add to them. I expected more Magnitsky sanctions but as Reagan always said, 50% is better than 0%.

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      • Ouch! These are well thought through. If successful they will mean some serious missiles for Ukraine to take back the Black Sea. I think that’s a big deal since that’s what started this whole thing. Plus removal from SWIFT and going after propagandists and those oligarchs supporting the ruSSo-terrorists. Now I understand why Pisscough came out immediately with a response yesterday. The Limping Imp must have thrown a tantrum when he heard about it.

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        • Let’s celebrate when they are implemented. I still have my doubts about this. We have been through this before, and the sanctions from hell, which as far as I know, never got implemented.

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          • Well SWIFT now knows its a possibility so let’s hope they are proactive and just go ahead and do it. They have political cover now. Of course the Moskali said long ago they can easily switch to their new system so I’d suggest we start celebrating then and spit popcorn all over our keyboards as we find out how well their system works, LMAO…

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  • onlyfactsplease

    “Ukraine is now one of six Enhanced Opportunities Partners, alongside Australia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan and Sweden. Each of the partners has a tailor-made relationship with NATO, based on areas of mutual interest.”
    This means that the dwarf pedophile’s policies to counter NATO have backfired completely into his stupid botox face. NATO would most likely be on its deathbed right now if mafia land weren’t a mafia land. Instead, it’ll gain new members and will grow stronger and NOW it will really start to surround the crime syndicate country.

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