Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kiev should receive an action plan for NATO membership in 2021

Ukraine should receive a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) as early as 2021. This is the main priority of the Ukrainian government. This was announced on April 10 by the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andrey Taran, whose words were published on the department's website.

Taran noted that the spring of 2021 reminds him of a semblance of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, when today, in the digital age, Kremlin strategists are activating an old scenario about a “radio station in Gleiwitz”.

According to him, Russian propagandists are spreading "horror stories" aimed at residents of the "occupied" Donbass, about the allegedly impending offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russia is "militarizing" the information space, talking about the outbreak of hostilities and demonstrating trains with techniquemoving towards the Ukrainian border. This should sow panic in Ukraine and intimidate the international community.

In his opinion, the real goals of building up the Russian military grouping on the border with Ukraine, as well as demonstrating readiness to fight in the West, may indicate Moscow's desire to force Kiev to make concessions. The use of armed forces is viewed by Russia as the ultimate means of achieving its strategic goals if other means have been exhausted. At the same time, Moscow's main strategic goal is to end Kiev's Euro-Atlantic aspirations and return to its control.

The reason for Russia's attack on Ukraine may be a provoked aggravation in Donbass and accusations of violating the rights of Russian-speaking or “newly converted” citizens of the Russian Federation. Ukraine is a peace-loving country that only defends itself against the "brotherly love" of the Russian Federation.

The functionary clarified that thanks to the efforts of diplomats and the military, it has been possible for several years to contain the Russian Federation from full-scale hostilities. But this is not enough. It is necessary to increase the sanctions pressure so that the Kremlin realizes how "aggression" can become destructive for it. Moscow must understand that any escalation will be fraught with a strong response from the international community.

He called the entry of Ukraine into NATO the most effective element of influencing Russia. He recalled that over the past 7 years Kiev has done a lot on this path, having received the status of "NATO partner". The next step should be the earliest possible receipt of the MAP status.

Euro-Atlantic integration is a guarantee of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Both Ukraine and NATO will benefit from this

- summed up Taran.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
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  1. BMP-2 Offline BMP-2
    BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) April 11 2021 15: 07
    Kiev has legalized cannabis and should now receive it according to plan. Although it can be a member.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 11 2021 17: 44
      Volodya! Not comme il faut ... sad
      1. BMP-2 Offline BMP-2
        BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) April 12 2021 20: 44
        Ce la vie, however ... request
  2. George Offline George
    George (Yuri) April 11 2021 15: 09
    Does NATO know that Ukraine should ... get it? ..
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) April 11 2021 15: 51
    Yes, with such hot spots as Crimea and Donbass, no one will even hear about some kind of "side chair" in the NATO hallway, because one of the main points of membership there is the absence of territorial disputes in any of their scenarios, and you still have there will be many such queues. In a word, they galloped, it was bad for you in the USSR, you wanted to go to the coveted Europe, sign and get both shame and war.
  4. Alexander Betonkin April 11 2021 17: 14
    She can get a plan, but what will they do with it?
  5. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) April 11 2021 17: 19
    For especially smart ones. NATO does not accept countries with current conflicts.
  6. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 11 2021 17: 40
    I love our huge plans ... (c) good
  7. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF April 11 2021 18: 16
    It used to take 20 years for either the donkey, or the emir, or Nasreddin to die ...
    And now we see a lot of years, so that either the Minister of Defense changes, or NATO collapses, or Ukraine disappears ...
    Forward Ukraine for the MAP status. It sounds like pads ...
  8. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 12 2021 13: 13
    Ukraine will be a member of NATO and no legal obstacles will prevent it.
    1. Albert Offline Albert
      Albert (Wanderer) April 12 2021 15: 05
      Of course he will) Tilko is not a member but a chimney))
  9. Anna Tim Offline Anna Tim
    Anna Tim (Anna) April 14 2021 22: 12
    The battering ram, though not a ram, but with a word wants to ram the reservation of Russia. The main thing is to have a dream. There was a dream "Ukraine tse Europe", the dreams were grandiose - cool production and new industries wages and pensions of 10 thousand euros, free movement around the world, to the envy of quilted jackets, they are quilted jackets, they envied, and therefore did not let them go to Europe. And what did you get? Young people flee from the country in all directions - no work, no money, and even dragged into the army on a lasso. Now the dream is "NATO is not Russia." "Now we will show the envious and spiteful neighbor where the crayfish hibernate, first, NATO will present Crimea and Donbas on a silver platter on a silver platter, if we want, and they will get Moscow". In a word, they will live on ... in the next world, because NATO considers the country only as cannon fodder. Well, this is me with envy, of course. crying