Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says that most of allies support Ukraine's accession to NATO's Enhanced Opportunity Partnership (EOP) program.
"We count on Germany's support in this direction. This is very important not only for Ukraine, but we are convinced that it is important for the Alliance's greater operability in general. The absolute majority of allies share this opinion. We are working to reach a consensus, because a decision on Ukraine's participation in NATO's Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program is based on consensus," he said on Facebook after a meeting of Ukrainian delegates with German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin on June 2.
During the negotiations, the parties discussed military and technical cooperation between Ukraine and Germany.
"There are very serious plans – the Defense Minister [of Ukraine Andriy Taran] has clearly articulated this," Kuleba said.
According to him, Germany's Defense Minister assured the Ukrainian counterpart that Germany supports Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO.
"She said the meeting allowed her to understand much better what had been happening in the east of Ukraine, what the security situation was like there," Kuleba said. "The statement that Germany will support the rapprochement of Ukraine with NATO was very clear."
Kuleba, as well as the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov, Defense Minister Andriy Taran, Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva and other officials were on a working visit in Germany on June 2.
As was reported, the Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly said they hope Ukraine will be granted EOP status in October 2020.