Foreign Minister: NATO has much to learn from Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said in an interview with the Austrian magazine Profil that Kiev could benefit NATO.

"The Western alliance must prepare for new challenges, and with Ukraine this is easier than without us," he said.

"Our NATO partners can learn a lot from us: tactics, endurance and combat readiness, modern weapons will not help without them," the minister added.

Ukraine's accession to the EU, he said, would happen when the EU itself is ready for it. At the same time, the diplomat expressed the opinion that Brussels could help Kiev more.

"The perception of Ukraine in the EU three years after the Maidan has changed dramatically in a positive direction. There is support. But does the EU do enough for Ukraine? Perhaps not entirely," Klimkin said.

DONi News Agency