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Poroshenko tells when Ukraine will apply for membership in NATO

President Poroshenko believes that after getting rid of non-aligned status, Ukraine will not need much time to become the bloc state. However, it has to be decided at the referendum.

Poroshenko tells when Ukraine will apply for membership in NATO

Five years is a term President Poroshenko determines for Ukraine to decide whether to join NATO or not. The head of the state signed the law abolishing the non-aligned status of the country, saying that only the people should make decision on Ukraine's accession to NATO.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine was forced to limit itself regarding military-political decisions. And experts believe it is it that has triggered the Russian aggression in Donbas.

President Poroshenko believes that the Ukrainian army will reach NATO level in five years. At this point, the head of state says, the referendum should be held – whether the Ukrainians are ready to become a part of NATO.

At the same time, Vadim Grechaninov, resident of the Atlantic Council is sure that Ukraine can become a member of NATO at the end of 2015 or at beginning of 2016.