Ukraine not ready to join NATO, and the Alliance is not ready to accept it – the US special envoy Walker

Ukraine still need to be prepared to fulfill a lot of requirements to become a member of NATO. At the same time, the Alliance has also not ready to accept Ukraine.

Such opinion on air “Live” stated the special representative of the US State Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“I respect Ukraine, but I do not believe that Ukraine is ready to join NATO, and NATO is ready to take her to the situation that now exists,” said Walker.

He noted that the country’s preparation to join the Alliance takes a lot of time. The decision on accession to NATO remains for the Ukrainian side.

“Both the US and the EU, and Russia – all have to understand that Ukraine is an independent country and in fact nobody can say that Ukraine will become a NATO member – it’s completely the decision of Ukraine, but this does not mean that Ukraine is close to getting an invitation to NATO,” said Volker.

He added that Ukraine is not ready for membership in NATO from the point of view of security.

Recall, Ukraine at the legislative level took its aspiration of joining NATO. At the same time stressed the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the celebration of the 26th anniversary of independence of the state, and at the meeting of the Ukrainian world Congress. He assured that Ukraine will continue reforming the army to NATO standards.

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