Yatseniuk, Stoltenberg will discuss restoration of Ukraine’s course to NATO
KYIV, December 13 / Ukrinform /. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will discuss restoration of the state’s Euro-Atlantic course and other first steps of rapprochement between Ukraine and NATO.
These issues are scheduled for discussion at a meeting of the Ukrainian government head with the NATO Secretary General on Monday, December 15, in Brussels, Yehor Bozhok, Minister Councellor of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO told a special correspondent of Ukrinform.
“An agenda of the meeting includes the restoration of the Euro-Atlantic integration, initial steps for rapprochement between Ukraine and NATO. This is, in particular, adaptation of the national legal framework on the status and interoperability to NATO standards, reformation of defense and security sectors, defense industry and the Armed Forces of Ukraine according to NATO standards, development of interoperability of the Ukrainian army and NATO forces,” the diplomat said.
Among other relevant topics, he noted development of Ukraine’s capabilities in cyber defense, plans of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO in certain areas of cooperation, involving appropriate counseling, practical and logistical support from the Alliance.
“In particular, implementation of the Annual National Program Ukraine-NATO for 2015 and the Roadmap to deepen interoperability between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and NATO for 2015-2016 years,” the Counsellor said.
In addition, the Ukrainian Premier and the Alliance head can discuss strengthening of NATO’s diplomatic mission in Ukraine.
“Further assistance from NATO to counter the hybrid war of Russia against Ukraine is also important,” Bozhok emphasized.