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2013-09-06 12:23:01

KYIV, Ukraine, September 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine is interested in strengthening political relations with the People's Republic of China. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at the meeting with the member of the Central Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Liu Yunshan in Kyiv. "Developing strategic relations with China is among our foreign policy priorities. We [Ukrainian government] secured all the conditions for...

2013-07-12 08:20:06

KYIV, Ukraine, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization experts will provide counseling for their Ukrainian colleagues in conducting the military education reform. Thus, the Eastern European country will reform its military education in accordance with the international NATO standards. This was stated by the Head of Ukraine Mission to NATO Ihor Dolhov at the NATO Day in Ukraine conference, as reported by radiosvoboda.org. Future NATO...

2011-09-21 11:00:00

KYIV, Ukraine, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen invited Ukraine to join further NATO initiatives, such as the Ocean Shield anti-piracy operation. General Rasmussen made such a statement during the meeting with the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in New York City. At the meeting General Rasmussen praised the cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, namely Ukraine's contribution to NATO peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan...

2011-02-26 05:54:00

KYIV, Ukraine, February 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised Ukraine's participation in a number of NATO missions. Rasmussen made this statement during his two-day visit to Ukraine."I would like to sincerely thank Ukraine for its participation in NATO missions at Balkans, Afghanistan, and maintaining maritime security. These missions strengthen peace and stability," said Rasmussen at the meeting with Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. The...

2010-12-29 05:53:00

KIEV, Ukraine, December 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukrainian corvette Ternopil has participated in NATO's Operation Active Endeavour for the fifth time. The Operation was launched for the first time by the Alliance after the 9/11 terrorist attack and aims to detect and deter terrorist activity in the Mediterranean Sea region. Ukraine was the first amongst non-member states to join the operation. "The trip was of great importance for our country. Ukraine has once again demonstrated its...

2008-09-15 15:00:12

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 15 September: NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said that despite its [Georgia's] problems in terms of territorial integrity, "the trajectory of Georgia's aspiration to join NATO was set in Bucharest [NATO committed to eventually admitting Georgia as a member at the 2-4 April NATO summit in Bucharest]". He made this statement in Tbilisi today at a joint briefing with Georgian Prime Minister Vladimer...

2008-09-15 12:00:12

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said that despite the difficult situation in Georgia, the alliance expects that it "will further continue to walk on the path of democratic reforms, which is extremely important for the country on its path of Euro-Atlantic integration". Scheffer was speaking at the NATO North Atlantic Council meeting held in Tbilisi on 15 September. His welcoming speech was broadcast live by major Georgian TV stations. Scheffer spoke in English with Georgian...

2008-09-05 15:00:09

Text of report by Ukrainian regional TV channel Ukrayina on 5 September [Presenter] Security after reconciliation. The USA has named the main condition for granting a [NATO] Membership Action Plan to Ukraine. This is the unity of the stances of the prime minister [Yuliya Tymoshenko] and the president [Viktor Yushchenko]. Yesterday US Senator Richard Lugar insisted on this, today US Vice-President Richard Cheney [did the same]. He arrived to Kiev to meet leaders of the state....

2006-06-08 12:48:21

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's main opposition party, sympathetic to Russia, said on Thursday pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko was plunging the country into chaos by seeking NATO membership in the face of public resistance. Officials announced they had to postpone the "Tight Knot 2006" exercises with Britain, one of a series of such events in the coming months, because a political stalemate that meant parliament could not approve the war games. Small but noisy...

2006-02-03 12:43:43

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine is pushing for an invitation to join NATO within two years, despite tense relations with Moscow and the presence of a major Russian naval base on its territory, a senior official said on Friday. "We would like to receive the invitation to NATO membership, let's say in 2008. That would require from us very hard work," Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Buteiko told Reuters. He was speaking in Berlin after meeting German...