Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Ukraine will join NATO faster than anyone

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin believes that Ukraine will become a member of NATO in a "tangible future," and that this will not be a matter of decades.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on Thursday a law that proposes to amend the law "On the Basics of Domestic and Foreign Policy" and spell out in it that "the main principles of foreign policy are the deepening of cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in order to acquire membership in this organization."

"It will take place in a tangible perspective... I believe, and if you will, this is my political statement that we will join NATO faster than anyone, although nobody believes in this now. This is not a matter of decades, as some people say, this is not an issue of abstract future, but in order for this to happen, we must do what we must do," Klimkin said on Thursday evening, commenting on the decision of the Verkhovna Rada.

He believes that Ukraine must achieve all NATO standards for joining the alliance, and today Ukraine is in fact NATO’s eastern flank.

DONi News Agency