NATO is developing a roadmap for Ukraine’s transition to full interoperability with the alliance, according to a statement following the first meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council at the level of foreign ministers.
“Together, we will transform the Comprehensive Assistance Package into a multi-year program to help rebuild Ukraine’s security and defense sector and support Ukraine’s long-term deterrence and defense. As part of these efforts, we are developing a roadmap for Ukraine’s transition to full interoperability with NATO,” the document says.
NATO also announced the development of new projects for mine clearance, medical rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian military personnel and the development of Ukraine’s defense industrial potential based on the strategic review of defense procurement.
The decision to create a NATO-Ukraine council was made at the alliance summit in Vilnius in July; several meetings of the council have already taken place at different levels. Prior to this, Ukraine cooperated with the alliance within the framework of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. As Stoltenberg stated, the creation of the council “brings Ukraine closer to membership in the alliance.”