Government to approve program of cooperation with NATO

The Cabinet of Ministers intends to approve an annual target program of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and submit it to the president on Wednesday, February 18.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this while opening a meeting of the Cabinet, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Our security is cooperation with our Western partners and NATO member countries. Today, the government will approve an annual target program of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and submit it to the President of Ukraine," he said.

According to him, the "enhanced cooperation" between Ukraine and NATO envisages five main blocks within the program.

The first block, he said, provides for the modernization of systems of communication and information exchange for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the second block concerns retraining and social adaptation of servicemen.

The third block is a program of physical rehabilitation, including prosthetics of Ukrainian military. "There is amount of money available under this program worth EUR 700,000 which enables us to provide our soldiers with medical care, highly complex operations and prosthetics care," Yatseniuk said.

The fourth block, according to him, consists of the modernization of logistics under NATO standards: "At the moment we have EUR 200,000 on the modernization of logistics component of the Ukrainian armed forces."

The fifth block concerns cyber defense. "The war goes in cyberspace too. We got the fifth trust fund for cyber defense of Ukrainian armed forces within program of cooperation with NATO members," he said.

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