The proposal of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to start a dialogue on granting Ukraine the action Plan on membership in NATO (pdch) has been interpreted not quite sure, said the first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, the newly appointed head of Ukrainian mission to NATO Vadim pristayko, reports ZN.UA.
The diplomat commented on the discussion of the issue of granting the map to Ukraine at the meeting of the Commission Ukraine-NATO.
“Was not quite accurate interpretation of our proposal. I was in the room and heard that the President made a formal offer to initiate a dialogue on granting Ukraine the action Plan on membership in NATO. Alliance representatives said in response that they heard the offer. Of consent for NATO to grant Ukraine a membership action plan were not discussed,” – said Deputy foreign Minister.
Pristayko also noted that consultations with the NATO membership action plan started before 2006, when the Alliance officially invited Ukraine to begin work in the framework of the Plan.
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“The map is not only a logical step of Ukraine, but also an obligatory route for the preparation of all new and potential members of the Alliance. We lost too much time bogged down in internal political opposition. Now the question is how to return the lost positions of trust among the partners, how to make the next steps was the most effective,” – said Deputy foreign Minister.
Recall that Petro Poroshenko at a joint with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s press conference said that Ukraine begins the discussion with the Alliance about granting the membership action plan.
“We believe it is necessary, and today has been clearly stated, to start a discussion about the granting of the plan of action concerning membership, and our proposals for discussion was gladly accepted,” – said Poroshenko.