In his interview with the Ukrainian Week, CEPI’s Head of the Security and Defence Policy Programme, Marian Majer argues that the issue of Ukraine’s NATO membership is not a matter of today, but it is a matter of time. “Because we had raised expectations too high at the Bucharest Summit in 2008 when we promised Georgia and Ukraine something we could not deliver, thereby causing frustration in these two countries, NATO members are more cautious about what they say to Ukraine today.” However, according to Majer, people in the Alliance are already more prepared to accept idea of Ukraine as a member which is a positive thing. “I am pretty sure that if Ukraine meets the necessary conditions, including internal stability, NATO prospects will be more of a technical than political issue for it.”

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