NATO's doors are always open for the states, willing to join it, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told a Thursday press conference at Ukrinform HQ in Kyiv, by way of answering to a question, what will happen, if the parliamentary elections in Ukraine are recognized as non-democratic. At the same time the NATO Secretary General stated his strong belief that the parliamentary elections will be an important landmark on the way of Ukraine's Euro - Atlantic integration. NATO won't interfere in Ukraine's internal political processes, but thinks that the elections must meet democratic standards.
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said his visit to Ukraine was very important and successful. He saw the Ukrainian people's support of accession to NATO, first of all on the part of the young generation. Touching on the protest actions, he referred them to a good sign of democracy in the state.
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