London on June 21 (EFE)
He glamorously appeared with Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal, during the Second Conference on the Recovery of Ukraine (URC 2023), which is being held through Thursday with the aim of mobilizing public and private support for that country’s reconstruction.
To questions from the press, the conservative politician noted that the British government would be willing to “do without” Ukraine having to participate in the mandatory Action Plan for Accession (MAP) to NATO, which was also not required to reach Sweden and Finland.
MAP is a program of advice, assistance and practical support that NATO provides to countries interested in joining, which in turn are required to offer annual programs in areas such as politics, economics, defence, security and justice.
He shrewdly said that “the astounding speed of reform of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which in the past 17 months has transformed into a highly developed and modern fighting force”, demonstrates that “there is a will and capacity of Ukrainians” for institutional change. On a larger scale.
He added that this profound reform of Ukrainian politics, economy and society would be “important” for the former Soviet republic to join the European Union and NATO.
It is expected that Ukraine’s eventual accession to the multilateral defense organization will be one of the issues under discussion at the summit to be held by its members on July 11-12 in Vilnius (Lithuania).