Atlantic Council

NATO upgrades Ukraine

Many Ukrainians believe the country is currently stuck in a security vacuum, so every step towards closer ties with NATO is important. Enhanced Opportunities Partner status is particularly welcome as it brings Ukraine nearer to its ultimate goal of NATO membership, while at the same time undermining Russian-inspired claims that the West has no interest in closer cooperation with Ukraine,” Volodymyr Yermolenko, Director of Analytics at Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld's editor in chief, commented on the NATO decision to officially recognize Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner.

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