"Speaking about joining NATO, currently this is an unrealistic prospect for our country. According to NATO criteria, the majority of the population should support [joining the alliance]," he told reporters in Lviv on Thursday.
According to the head of state, Ukraine considers its relations with NATO as a partnership.
"And Ukraine can’t live without this [partnership], because Ukraine is a large country," the president said.
He repeated his earlier statement that Ukraine would participate actively in the creation of a collective security system in Europe.
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