Peter Porosencova: RIA Novosti
The party of ex-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko “European solidarity” opposed to reforms, the implementation of which Kiev requires NATO to provide the conditions for the country’s accession to the military bloc. This is stated in the study conducted by the publication “European truth”.
Journalists sent to the six parties, which, according to opinion polls, have chances to overcome the five percent barrier for getting into Parliament, questionnaire. As noted, the questionnaire was added to the “issues trap”, the answers to which were attractive but alienated Ukraine from joining the Alliance. The political forces were asked about their attitude to the reform of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the amendment of the law on state secrets and the reform of defence procurement, which, according to the NATO requirements, should be open, not secret.
“European solidarity”, despite clear recommendations from NATO and protests against the reforms in the sphere of state secrets. Also the position of the party for defence procurement remain unclear — the supporters of the former President offer to settle the matter “in accordance with the best standards.” Positively in “European solidarity” expressed only on the reform of the SBU, but experts note that over the five years of the presidency Poroshenko any action in this direction was not done.
The course of Ukraine to join the EU and NATO, enshrined in the Constitution. The relevant law in February of this year signed the fifth President Petro Poroshenko. The new head of state Vladimir Zelensky has repeatedly stated that he also supports this course. At the same time, he considers that these decisions should be taken on the referendums, however, to organize the popular vote, he intends only when Ukrainians are ready.
Extensive discussions on the country’s accession to NATO started in Ukraine in 2014. This issue was raised on the background of what happened in February of that year a violent change of power and the subsequent events: the secession of the Crimea (Kiev joining the Peninsula to Russia is considered the annexation) and the military conflict in the Donbass, the blame for which the Ukrainian leadership imposes on Russia. Moscow denies these accusations.
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