In the face of Russia gave NATO the real enemy – klympush-Tsintsadze

The aggressive policy of Russia has led to the activation of the structures of the Alliance and forced him to demonstrate his ability to take decisive action, said the Vice-Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze.

Deputy Prime Minister in his article for publication ZN.UA noted that in contrast to the European Union, which is experiencing a systemic crisis, NATO today is only growing.

“In the European Union trends of the present — day disintegration and euroscepticism. However, NATO “wakes up”: it is impossible not to notice the activation of all the structures of the block, displaying the ability to take decisive steps (for example, sending a military contingent in the Baltics, expansion in Poland and Romania), efficient search for adequate answers to new types of threats (including cyber-attacks and information provocations). In the face of Russia the Alliance — apparently for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union — had the enemy: a real, tangible and geographically localized,” – said klympush-Tsintsadze.

According to her, today, no one in NATO has no illusions about events in Ukraine.

Vice Prime Minister also stressed that Ukraine’s integration into NATO is a way of creating a modern efficient army. “This process is already underway, and cooperation with NATO is now playing a key role,” she writes.

Klympush-Tsintsadze also noted that NATO standards provide not only an efficient army, but a defensive and transparent budget, the elimination of corruption in public procurement for defence needs, technical re-equipment of troops and readiness for new types of threats, generating a hybrid type of war.

As reported, NATO has transferred to Poland a hundred of their tanks because of the threat of Russia.