Defense minister: Ukraine will definitely become NATO member
Ukraine should continue to implement reforms that will sooner or later ensure its accession to NATO, despite the fact that the Alliance so far has no political consensus on our country membership.
“The decision on Ukraine’s accession to NATO can only be made by consensus of the Allies, and it will be a political decision,” Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov said during his visit to Washington on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to him, such a political decision is not on the agenda of the Allies so far.
“But it does not mean that we should forget about the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine, that our goal and task is to join NATO – and not just for the sake of the security component. NATO is not only a military alliance, it is an issue of development of democracy, economy, humanitarian issues,” Reznikov stressed.
Therefore, according to him, Ukraine’s task is to carry out its reforms in order to be de facto ready for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
“And a political decision will be made sooner or later,” Reznikov added.
As reported, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov held several important meetings in Washington on November 18-19 with the leadership of the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of State, as well as at the U.S. Congress. In particular, the possibilities of strengthening the U.S.–Ukraine strategic partnership, as well as the practical application of mechanisms to support Ukraine were discussed.