Ukraine creating national system of transition to NATO standards – Shmyhal
Ukraine is firmly moving towards joining NATO, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has said.
“Ukraine is creating a national system of transition to NATO standards. The launch of such a system was presented this week [on April 6] by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna. Ukraine is firmly and steadfastly moving towards joining the Alliance. After all, as the President of Ukraine noted that NATO is the only way to end the war in eastern Ukraine,” Shmyhal wrote on his Facebook page.
The Prime Minister reminded that according to a study by the New Europe Center, Ukraine has already implemented 292 NATO standards and guidelines, or 19% of standardization agreements.
“A third of them have been implemented over the course of the last year and a half. The launch of a national system of transition to NATO standards will allow Ukraine to accelerate its path to full membership in the Alliance,” he wrote.
As reported by Ukrinform, at the presentation of a study by the New Europe Center entitled “Ukraine and NATO standards. What has been done during Zelensky’s presidency?”, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna said that over the past year and a half, Ukraine had significantly accelerated its work on the implementation of NATO standards, principles and policies.
As of January 1, 2021, Ukraine implemented 292 NATO standards and documents, which is 19 % and generally corresponds to the level of the countries that have recently become members of the Alliance.