Ukraine Demands 'Special Partnership' with NATO

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Bulgaria: Ukraine Demands 'Special Partnership' with NATO Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. File photo, EPA/BGNES

Ukraine has filed a "special partnership" request with NATO, state news agency UNIAN has said.

The document was sent in an official letter from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, before a Ukraine-NATO Commission meating in Brussels.

The idea is to become part of the program of enhanced opportunities for special partners of NATO.

The Enhanced Opportunities Programme currently involves non-NATO members Sweden and Finland as partners.

One of the obstacles until now was the lack of a technical agreement on the exchange of classified information that is to be signed next week, Deputy Foreign Minister Vadim Pristayko has said.

Such a partnership will allow Ukraine's defense system to become more advanced in line with NATO standards, Ukrinform has quoted Pristayko as saying.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 7 Dec 2016 // 20:14:51

Proshenko obviously wants Russian invasion... but will he survive than.??. If we send 10 000 rifles to the Kurds the Turks will not be happy.. and we will not do that!! We respect our neighbors and see no need to confront them... but Poroshenko can afford to declare war on Russia ...or cant he??? Something is missing in him.. may be a brain.. or a sole.

Ivailo Ivanov - 9 Nov 2016 // 13:30:56

Poroshenko bitterly divided the Ukrainian society and now he hopes to remain unpunished with the help of NATO... but the rift is bloody..

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