Poroshenko said that he would not ask Putin for permission to enter NATO
KYIV, September 8 — RIA Novosti. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he would not ask President Vladimir Putin permission to European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Poroshenko on Monday submitted to Parliament a draft law on amendments to the Constitution, which enshrines the country’s course to EU and NATO.
“The principled position of Ukraine is the following: we have not asked and do not intend to ask the aggressor and Putin permission regarding the European integration process and with respect to our Euro-Atlantic integration. It is exclusively a sovereign right of the Ukrainian people”, — quotes the press service Poroshenko, he said in an interview with the Zhytomyr regional TV channel “W1”.
Poroshenko noted that the majority of Ukrainians believe the rate in the EU and NATO a key factor in the security of the state.
According to him, NATO, unlike the Budapest Memorandum and other documents, was the only effective tool for ensuring national security.
“So nothing we Putin will not ask, we move forward in Europe. We will not allow anyone to threaten someone Ukraine, including (question) from the sea of Azov”, — said Poroshenko.
Previously the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine adopted a decision to strengthen its military presence in the sea of Azov and the support of the divisions of coastal defense latest high-precision missile weapons.