NATO recognizes Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner, xinhuanet.com

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has recognized Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Facebook on Friday.

Kuleba expressed gratitude to the alliance for the decision, adding that through cooperation, Ukraine and NATO will make each other stronger.

Ukraine is now one of six partners in Enhanced Opportunities Program along with Australia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan and Sweden. Each partner has an individual relationship with NATO based on areas of mutual interest.

“This status is part of NATO’s Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and partners that have made significant contributions to NATO-led operations and missions,” NATO’s press service stated on Friday. […]

In June 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted legislation reinstating membership in NATO as a strategic foreign and security policy objective. On Feb. 7, 2019, Ukraine’s parliament backed amendments to the Constitution confirming Ukraine’s path toward NATO. Läs artikel