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 US backs Ukraine’s future membership in NATO, - Volker

The United States supports Ukraine’s future membership in NATO, said the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker on Jan. 31.

He added that Ukraine still has to do a lot for this to happen, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.

Volker said that the U.S. encourages Ukraine’s future membership in NATO, as it was decided at the summit in Bucharest in 2008.

He also mentioned that the U.S. continues to help Ukraine strengthen its system of defense, but reminded that to become a NATO member, Ukraine has to take on a military reform, as well as have strong democracy and economy, good relations with neighbors and meet a lot of other criteria.

Ukraine has to do a lot to become a member and there is no consensus inside NATO about sending the invitation to Ukraine, but doors for the future membership remain open, said Volker.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3109400