U.S. Ambassador: Ukraine not ready for NATO

19:13, 28 February 2008
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It is quite clear, he said

Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine William Taylor believes that Ukraine is not ready as yet to become a NATO member.

      According to an UNIAN correspondent, the Ambassador claimed this speaking at Europe-Ukraine International Forum in Kyiv on Thursday.

      According to him, it is quite clear that Ukraine is not ready to NATO membership, and that the Alliance members are not ready to propose Ukraine becoming a NATO member.

      The Ambassador noted that the NATO Bucharest Summit in April will decide whether to allow Ukraine beginning the process of preparing to membership.

      W.Taylor expressed a belief that the Bucharest Summit will be positive both for Ukraine and NATO.

      According to the Ambassador, as of today, NATO member countries have been very seriously dwelling on the Ukraine’s leadership’s bid to join the NATO MAP. “There is still a very big possibility that this decision will be made at the Summit in Bucharest”, the Ambassador said.

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