If Ukraine applies for NATO membership after carrying out the relevant reforms, its application will be properly reviewed, as stated by the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Oleksandr Vershbow, in an exclusive interview with the news agency UKRINFORM in the framework of Kyiv Security Forum.
"We certainly respect the right of Ukraine to apply for membership and if, after these reforms are successfully implemented, the Ukrainian people will decide to take this step, we have the necessary mechanisms. In this matter there is no discrimination. We adhere to the principle that countries have the right to choose the system of their own safety," Vershbow said.
At the same time, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO acknowledged that Ukraine has been taking steps to gain membership in the Alliance.