Poroshenko ready for NATO referendum in Ukraine: If Ukrainians say 'yes,' president will do his best to get accession

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says he intends to hold referendum on NATO accession.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine TV channel, Poroshenko said in an interview to German Berliner Morgenpost.

Four years ago, only 16 percent of Ukrainians supported Ukraine's membership in NATO, the president said. Now it is 54 percent. As a president, Poroshenko says, he hears the Ukrainian people and is willing to hold a referendum on NATO accession. If Ukrainians vote 'yes,' the president says he will do his best to get NATO accession for Ukraine.

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In 2016, five battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were trained under NATO standards.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n426018