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NATO respects Ukraine's nonaligned status

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Feb. 11, 2011, 4:45 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Walter Gaskin has said the year 2011 will be a difficult one due to financial limitations. "The year 2011 will be a difficult year for all of us, taking into account some financial limitations and limits, but I hope that through joint efforts we will be able to achieve the set goals," he said at a meeting with Chief of General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Hryhoriy Pedchenko, in Kyiv on Friday.

During the meeting the sides discussed the current situation and prospects for the development of the cooperation between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the NATO Military Committee.

Gaskin thanked the Ukrainian side for its participation in NATO military operations, and at the same time expressed respect for Ukraine's nonaligned status.

"We respect Ukraine's nonaligned status. At the same time we are very grateful to Ukraine for its contribution to operations to settle crises under the guidance of NATO, its participation in the Kosovo Force (KFOR), Operation Active Endeavour,and operations in Afghanistan," he said.

Speaking about further military cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, Gaskin said that one important aspect was to increase the capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and to bring them into operative compatibility with NATO forces.
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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2011, 5:44 p.m.    

Nato does not respect ukraine. Nato is a fraud and a tool of the new world order. Why is nato so interested in ukraine? Ukraine needs panslavism not nato.

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2011, 1:51 a.m.    

NATO countries have roads, nice salaries and high life expectancy.

Pan-Slavism was a 19th century failure now hijacked by unemployed, right wing losers with bad grammar.

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2011, 12:55 p.m.    

&quot;NATO countries have roads, nice salaries and high life expectancy.&quot;

Have you been outside the tourists spots in Turkey?

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2011, 6:08 p.m.    

Yes I have; reminds me of downtown Dnepropetrovsk only better roads and buildings.

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2011, 7:27 p.m.    

&quot;Pan-Slavism was a 19th century failure now hijacked by unemployed, right wing losers with bad grammar.

Nope, he is not US citizen, HA HA HA, gasp, HO HO HO :D

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2011, 3:10 p.m.    

Nato countries need to be saved themselfs. Ukraine does not need to be saved by nato. Nato countries, USA, canada, western europe are being flooded with nonwhite imigrants thanks to the new world order. The NWO are using the nonwhite imigrants like a TROJEN HORSE to destroy the west from within. Today the west, has no identity thanks to the NWO tool called diversity is strength. Nato countries go home your countries need to be saved from all the nonwhite imigrants the NWO are sending you. Ukraine needs panslavism not nato. Nato is just a slave of the NWO.

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Anonymous Feb. 14, 2011, 12:16 a.m.    

Nato must die, islam will win :)

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Anonymous Feb. 14, 2011, 1:35 a.m.    

The tools of the satanic NEW WORLD ORDER, The west, all nonslavic countries, every kind of nonslavic people, are afraid of panslavism becouse they all know they will not be able to defeat slavic people once slavic people are united. GOD bless all slavic people.

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Anonymous Feb. 14, 2011, 3:59 p.m.    

Panslavism is russian facism

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