Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze moderated a regular meeting of the Commission for the Coordination of Euro-Atlantic integration in the new format. With the purpose of revealing problematic issues in the implementation of the NATO Trust Funds, in the meeting there were participating apart from representatives of ministries and departments responsible for the execution of the trust fund project a delegation of the NATO Representation in Ukraine led by its head Alexander Vinnikov.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said that to achieve the maximum effect of the performed activities within the framework of the NATO trust fund projects, communication should be comprehensive - at the interagency level with responsible authorized specialist at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. Therefore, in the near future there will be created a coordination tool for the implementation of the NATO Trust Fund projects, which is to operate in the Government Office for European and Euro-Atlantic integration with the involvement of the Vice-Prime Minister Office.
According to the participants of the event, among the urgent problems they face in the process of implementation of the aforesaid projects are inconsistency of Ukrainian legislation with the procedures in effect in the participating States of the Alliance in terms of military-technical cooperation, the need to improve interdepartmental cooperation among the agencies of the military-security sector, as well as terminological specificity of translation of documents.
NATO Liaison Officer in Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov noted that support of its allies for Ukraine allies is unprecedented, but the key to success still remains in Ukraine. "Yet not all funds have been filled with money, but we are on our way to achieve that," he added.
The implementation of 8 NATO Trust Funds to support Ukraine are underway, such as: providing support to Ukraine Armed Forces Reform in Logistics, Standardization and Codification, support to patients for medical rehabilitation care and to the Ukrainian medical rehabilitation system to ensure sustainable services, remediation of sites containing radioactive waste in a manner that protects human health and the environment, aid in destruction of conventional munitions, small arms and light weapons etc.