The decision on Ukraine’s participation in the program extended features NATO (Enhanced Opportunity Partnership, EOP) may be taken in October this year. On 13 February in Brussels said the country’s defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk. This information was published on the website pravda.com.ua.
Zagorodniuk participated in the meeting of defense Ministers of countries-members of NATO and representatives of partner countries involved in the operation in Afghanistan.
He noted that the majority of member States, NATO has already expressed support for Ukraine’s accession to the Program, but there are still some countries that have not yet decided. While Zagorodnyuk categorically rejected the existence of a political context at a given position.
– Hungary – is a separate issue. As for the other States, or until they are defined, or say that “we are closely watching the progress of reforms and would speak up after you see the results. Until October there is still time in October a decision will be made by EOP, – said the Minister.
Zagorodnyuk also held bilateral talks with colleagues from the UK, Hungary, Georgia, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Turkey.
In addition, on Thursday morning chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a luncheon, which was attended by all the Ministers.
They all clearly stated that the reforms exceeded their expectations, which was positive, but we did even more, and they are surprised with the results – said the head of the defense Ministry.
It is worth Recalling that in January the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Dmitry Kuleba appealed to NATO with a request to begin the formal procedure for reviewing the application of Ukraine for participation in the Program enhanced NATO’s capabilities.
Also “the Wall” reported that according to the head of the Ministry of defense Andrei Zagorodnyuk, the office you’re going to take the military card in an electronic format. The Minister said that the military ID in the new format will be presented in February.