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Kyiv hopes NATO summit in May will help deepen Ukraine's cooperation with alliance

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Dec. 27, 2011, 5:58 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukraine hopes that the NATO summit in Chicago in May 2012 will serve as an impetus to deepening cooperation between Kyiv and the alliance.

Ukraine hopes that the NATO summit in Chicago in May 2012 will serve as an impetus to deepening cooperation between Kyiv and the alliance, the director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's information policy department, Oleh Voloshyn, has said. "We very much hope that next year's NATO summit in Chicago will be an impetus to the deepening of cooperation between Ukraine and the alliance," he said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Speaking about Ukraine's relations with NATO, he said that the sides intensified their dialog this year.

"Of course, we will continue to see NATO as our strategic partner in the sphere of security, reform of the armed forces, and in the sphere of tackling the consequences of emergency situations," Voloshyn said.

Earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft said in an interview with the Day newspaper that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych would be invited to the NATO summit in Chicago.
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Anonymous Dec. 27, 2011, 6:48 p.m.    

I am sure it would help on deepening of cooperation with NATO if the present governing mafia jailed some more inconvenient polititians. Or even better, just some inconvenient civilians? What with Tymoshenko´s daughter? NATO just loves such energetic individulals. And of course deepens cooperation with them.

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Anonymous Dec. 27, 2011, 7:59 p.m.    

...at work.........

Now that the EU matter is a dead horse.....Yanuk and his slick propoganda will 'turn' the attention of Ukraine again......to NATO..

When are the people going to realize he is no better than Stalin or Khadaffi ???

When.....??

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Anonymous Dec. 27, 2011, 8:10 p.m.    

NATO should invade Ukraine and take out Yanukovych.

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Anonymous Dec. 28, 2011, 12:30 a.m.    

Yea lets have ukrainian soldiers getting blown up in afghanistan for the cause of NATO

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Anonymous Dec. 28, 2011, 4:03 a.m.    

Kyiv hopes this...and Kyiv hopes that! Always wishing and hoping!

But never taking any concrete action. Ukraine government is dumber

than a bag of hammers.

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Anonymous Dec. 28, 2011, 11:39 a.m.    

Who needs NATO? Ukraine had enough of Afghanistan shen as part of the SOVIET UNION Ukraine men went there to lose lives and limbs.

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Anonymous Dec. 29, 2011, 9:07 p.m.    

Nato should not cooperate with the anti-Nato Yanukonvict regime. They don't deserve the expertise and knowledge that can be learned.

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