Poltorak: NATO supports Ukraine's plan to reform the Armed Forces

After a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that the Alliance’s Defense Ministers support the Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine, which is the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ roadmap to reform, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

"We discussed the progress of reforms in the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, as well as conducted a coordinated and integrated package of assistance from NATO to Ukraine. Ukraine has created a complete plan… the Strategic Defense Bulletin. This document has received the full support of our colleagues from other countries,” Poltorak stated.

According to the Defense Minister, the document is a plan to reform the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which is meant to bring it to NATO standards by 2018. He added that reform in the Ministry of Defense will be brought to NATO standards by 2020.

  Ukraine, NATO