Defense Minister of Ukraine Anatoliy Hrytsenko confirmed at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that Ukraine`s course towards the Euroatlantic bloc remains unchanged.

      "As far as NATO is concerned, Ukraine confirmed that its policy remains unchanged. As far as the reform of Ukraine`s Armed Forces is concerned, we will carry it out and there will be no changes in the plan," he said in an interview with journalists on Wednesday in Tirana.