Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ukraine de facto obtains MAP, says foreign minister

Kyiv, Dec. 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine has de facto obtained the NATO Membership Action Plan, because an annual national program is an important component of this document, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko has said.

"We have achieved the desired result at this stage: we have de facto been granted an action plan for preparing Ukraine for NATO membership. This is a serious step forward. We are moving ahead toward membership, and we're starting practical integration with NATO in 2009," he told journalists in Brussels on Wednesday, in comments on a communique in relation to Ukraine adopted at a NATO ministerial session.

Source: Kyiv Post

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