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NATO: Ukraine may apply for membership

The North Atlantic Alliance will upgrade the Ukrainian army - special funds are already put in force.

NATO: Ukraine may apply for membership

NATO will help Ukraine to modernize the army.

The foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Alliance put in force four trust funds destined for modernization of the Ukrainian army command, logistical support, the fight against cybercrime, and soldier's rehabilitation.

The decision was made during the meeting of Ukraine – NATO Commission in Brussels.

"These trust funds are a concrete signal of NATO's support," Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the Union said.

He also said that if Ukraine wanted to, it could apply for membership in NATO and the Union would assess whether the country meets the necessary conditions.

The foreign ministers of NATO and Ukraine accused Russia in a joint statement "in the targeted destabilization of the situation in eastern Ukraine" and in the concentration of troops in annexed Crimea. They also expressed concern because of the concentration of Russian forces in the Black Sea.