NATO is ready to consider Ukraine’s application for membership


If after the appropriate reforms Ukraine applies for NATO membership, it will be reviewed appropriately.

This was said by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow in an exclusive interview with Ukrinform, in the framework of the Kyiv Security Forum.

“We certainly respect Ukraine’s right to apply for membership, and if these reforms are successfully implemented, and Ukrainian people decide to take this step, then we have all the necessary mechanisms. There is no discrimination in this regard. We adhere to the principle that countries have the right to choose their own security system,” – Vershbow said.

At the same time, Deputy Secretary General of NATO noted that he is aware that currently Ukraine is not taking any steps to obtain a membership.