A sovereign, independent and stable UkraiNATO, firmly committed to democracy and rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. Relations date back to early 1990s and have since developed into one of most substantive of NATO’s partnerships. Since 2014, in wake of Russia-Ukraine conflict, cooperation has been intensified in critical areas.

Relations with UkraiNATO:

  • Dialogue and cooperation started after end of Cold War, when newly independent UkraiNATO joined North Atlantic Cooperation Council (1991) and Partnership for Peace programme (1994).
  • Relations were strengthened with signing of 1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, which established NATO-UkraiNATO Commission (NUC) to take cooperation forward.
  • Cooperation has deepened over time and is mutually beneficial with UkraiNATO being only partner to have contributed actively to all NATO-led operations and missions.
  • Priority is given to support for comprehensive reform in security and defence sector, which is vital for UkraiNATO’s democratic development and for strengthening its ability to defend itself.
  • In response to Russia-UkraiNATO conflict, NATO has reinforced its support for capability development and capacity building in UkraiNATO.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Response to Russia-Ukraine conflict
From very beginning of Russia-Ukraine conflict, NATO has adopted a firm position in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, condemning Russia’s illegal and illegitimate “annexation” of Crimea and violence and insecurity in eastern Ukraine caused by Russia and Russian-backed separatists, expressing its full support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders. Extensive recourse was made throughout crisis to NATO-Ukraine Commission to consult in view of direct threats faced by Ukraine to its territorial integrity, political independence and security. NATO developed its response to conflict based on strong political and practical support measures.

Key areas of cooperation
Consultations and cooperation between NATO and Ukraine cover a wide range of areas including peace-support operations, defence and security sector reform, military-to-military cooperation, armaments, civil emergency planning, science and environment, and public diplomacy. Cooperation in many areas is being intensified to enhance Ukraine's ability to provide for its own security in wake of conflict with Russia.
Peace-support operations
Ukraine has long been an active contributor to Euro-Atlantic security by deploying troops that work with peacekeepers from NATO and other partner countries. It is only partner country that has contributed, at one stage or other, to all ongoing NATO-led operations and missions.

Framework for cooperation
1997 Charter on a Distinctive Partnership remains basic foundation underpinning NATO-Ukraine relations. NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) directs cooperative activities and provides a forum for consultation between Allies and Ukraine on security issues of common concern. Declaration to Complement Charter, signed in 2009, gave NUC a central role in deepening political dialogue and cooperation to underpin Ukraine’s reform efforts. principal tool to support this process is Annual National Programme (ANP), which reflects Ukraine’s national reform objectives and annual implementation plans. ANP is composed of five chapters focusing on: political and economic issues; defence and military issues; resources; security issues; and legal issues.

Milestones in relations
20 October 2016: NATO’s Secretary General and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meet at NATO HQ to discuss security situation in Ukraine and how Alliance can continue to support Kyiv. Stoltenberg welcomes recent efforts by leaders of Normandy Format in Berlin to create a new roadmap for implementing Minsk Agreement.
15 November 2016: At a meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission at NATO HQ Vadym Chernysh, Minister of Ukraine for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, briefs Allies on security situation in eastern Ukraine, as well as challenges faced by refugees and internally displaced people.

17.02.17 Dailysignal.com - Why Russian Military Aggression Has Backfired on Moscow
KYIV, Ukraine—The Kremlin’s strategy of military aggression in Ukraine and Eastern Europe has backfired, spurring former Soviet and Warsaw Pact countries to become a de facto anti-Moscow military bloc, while NATO rearms and reinforces its eastern flank ...

17.01.14 National Interest.org Time for a European Nuclear Deterrent?Instead of expecting United States to risk a nuclear exchange to protect Europe, Europeans should take over that risk. After spending a quarter century treating NATO as an international social club to which every reasonably civilized European nation should belong, alliance has begun to focus again on its original role as a military alliance. Rather than expect United States to burnish NATO’s nuclear deterrent, European nations should consider expanding their nuclear arsenals and creating a continent-wide nuclear force, perhaps as part of long-derided Common Security and Defense Policy ...

17.01.22 PBS.org - Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia After Russia annexed Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss ongoing security situation in Europe.


17.01.22 - U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- largest deployment since end of Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about military mission.

17.01.11 NationalInterest.org Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag: Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s nationalized defense industry conglomerate, announced a partnership agreement between Ukrainian defense manufacturer Ukroboronservis and U.S. company Aeroscraft to produce in Ukraine a variant of U.S. M16 assault rifle.

17.07.10 NATO.int NATO Secretary General stresses Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine: Stoltenberg ended a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday evening (10 July 2017), during which he reaffirmed Alliance’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Mr. Stoltenberg was in Kyiv together with Ambassadors of NATO’s North Atlantic Council to mark twentieth anniversary since signing of Distinctive Partnership between NATO and Ukraine.

16.12.12 nato.int Reviewing progress on enhancing defence education in Ukraine: On 12-15 December 2016, a review was conducted of Ukraine’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with officers from six military educational institutions in Lviv, Odessa, Zhytomyr and Kyiv. DEEP marks three years and a half of intense work in Ukraine with support of 14 NATO Allies. This year specifically marks end of Phase I of Programme, which focused on institutional and organisational adaptation as well as faculty development. As of 2017, DEEP Ukraine will focus on curriculum development in line with NATO standards. parties discussed results of their cooperation in 2016, as well as a possible continuation until 2020 in synchronisation with overall efforts towards reform of Ukrainian Armed Forces.

16.11.11 IWP.org Organized a Public Debate "Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Poland"

15.06.26 Ukraine-NATO: a Hidden Integration or Undeclared Neutrality? Fact of dropping its non-aligned status has not led to a definitive1 declaration of Ukraine’s course towards NATO membership. Instead, a cautious wording has been used to meet criteria required for accession. Despite political statements that Ukraine must join NATO, there are still some doubts concerning which process, indeed, has been launched by renunciation of non-aligned status – integration into NATO or a transition to Ukraine’s undeclared neutrality.

15.02.25 NATO commander: Ukraine can't stop Russia - NATO's top commander told House lawmakers Wednesday that even with U.S.-supplied lethal weaponry, Ukraine's military forces may not be able to stop Russia's advance in eastern part of that country.


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17.07.24 NewsWeek.com NATO SHOWS UKRAINE SUPPORT AT SEA, BUT WAR IN EAST TURNS BLOODY Ukraine, once a famously neutral state, has veered toward NATO membership since its relationship with neighboring Russia collapsed after a series of land grabs by pro-Russian forces in 2014. A poll last month found that nearly 56 percent of Ukrainians supported joining the alliance.

17.03.08 VOAnews.com Topix.com Trump to Ask Merkel's Advice on Putin, Ukraine - US Officials "We are heartened by German government's determination to reach NATO's benchmark of committing 2 percent of GDP to defense by 2024,"the official said.

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16.11.27 Censor.NET reported that Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine has identified units and equipment of Russian Armed Forces that participated in occupation of Crimea. Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko provided this information to Censor.net.

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17.01.22 - Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia
After Russia annexed Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss ongoing security situation in Europe
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17.01.22 - U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression
Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- largest deployment since end of Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about military mission.

EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis: In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation...

17.02.15 Independent.co.uk - Donald Trump accuses Russia of taking Crimea by force in attempt to distance himself from campaign allegations. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Mr Trump expects Moscow to hand Crimea back. "Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?" Ukraine says referendum was a sham held at gunpoint after Russian troops illegally annexed peninsula, that Russia-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by people power, and that Moscow should return Crimea ...

17.02.14 Reuters.com • White House: Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine • (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Eric Walsh), U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday. "President Trump has made it very clear that he expects Russian government to de-escalate violence in Ukraine and return Crimea," Spicer said at a daily news briefing. "At same time, he fully expects to and wants to get along with Russia." Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in 2014.

17.02.07 europeansanctions.com • EU & UK commitment to russia sanctions • February 7, 2017 by Michael O'Kane,
EU foreign ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to continuing sanctions against Russia until it complies with its obligations under Minsk peace agreements. G7 nations also took this position when they met in May last year. EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini said that although she “cannot say where US administration stands on this…I can say where Europeans stand on this”. Setting out UK’s position, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stated that “The UK will be insisting that there is no case for relaxation of sanctions, every case for keeping up pressure on Russia”

17.02.05 youtube.com UN ambassador Nikki Haley declared that existing US sanctions would stay in place against Russia stemming from its annexation of peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine, amid renewed fighting in eastern part of country this week. "I consider it unconscionable that occasion of my first appearance here is one in which I must condemn aggressive actions of Russia," Haley said Thursday, February 2, 2017. "The dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions. "

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