Russia's aggression won’t hinder Ukraine's aspirations towards NATO membership. Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna emphasized during a meeting with Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, as well as Deputy Foreign Minister of Estonia Rein Tammsaar.
"The concentration of Russian forces near Ukraine's borders is a challenge for the whole of Europe. Joining our Allies in the Alliance to provide Ukraine with a NATO Membership Action Plan is today the least political investment that can be made to achieve security stability in the region. We are clearly aware of our role in the security of the entire region, so despite Russia's aggression, Ukraine will not cease the discussion it has started about its Euro-Atlantic ambitions," stressed Olha Stefanishyna.
The Ukrainian official thanked the partners for their support of Ukraine.
"Transatlantic unity should be the key to materializing the decisions of the NATO Bucharest Summit in 2008," the Deputy Prime Minister summed up.