Poland will support partnership with Ukraine at the NATO forum in the context of the country’s cancellation of its non-bloc status.
Polish Deputy Prime Minister and National Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said this in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, online news website Polskie Radio reported.
“This decision by the Ukrainian authorities is clear to us, as it turned out that the non-bloc status has not provided Ukraine with security and integrity. It is no surprise that Ukraine will seek new opportunities. Regardless of the path it chooses, it seems to me that this decision has the context of pro-European and pro-NATO aspirations,” Siemoniak said.
Siemoniak, after consultations with his Lithuanian partners, informed the Ukrainian minister that Poland and Lithuania are ready to accelerate work on the establishment of a multinational brigade.
According to him, supposedly, early next year, a technical agreement on the creation of the Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade will be reached: “We hope that in the early months of the next year we will be able to agree on the technical details.”
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada cancelled the non-bloc status of Ukraine on December 23.