The USA supports the aspirations of Ukraine to join NATO MAP at the summit in Bucharest. President George Bush has stated at the joint press conference with Ukrainian leader Viktor Yushchenko, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

“You know that a row of actions are planned in order Ukraine to enter NATO, and the USA in every way supports Ukraine’s joining NATO. We will help Ukraine on its way to NATO,” Bush emphasized.

According to him, the USA makes this step in order “to guarantee safety in this region”.

“Ukraine and the Alliance have built strong partnership, and Ukraine is the only one country, which supported all NATO operations in Iraq and Kosovo, being not NATO member”.

In his turn, President Yushchenko has stated that Ukraine’s joining MAP is the answer to key questions on fundamental national interests of the country.

He has noted that Ukrainian policy concerning joining MAP is not a policy against somebody. “First of all, we think about our national interests,” he said.


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