President of Ukraine believes that Ukraine should abandon non-aligned status and return to the course of integration into NATO.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared this during his speech in Verkhovna Rada.
‘Today it is an undeniable fact that non-aligned status of Ukraine declared in 2010 has failed and could not guarantee safety and territorial integrity of our country. We need to abandon it’, – said the president.
According to him, this position resulted in significant losses, that is why Ukraine has decided to return to the course of integration into Euro-Atlantic security space.
‘Today we already deepen cooperation with NATO, we are working on interoperability of Ukrainian Armed Forces with armies of NATO member states, we are re-orientating to NATO standards in defense and security space’, – Poroshenko said.
Previously we reported that, not politics, but Ukrainian people are to decide whether Ukraine should join NATO.