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Ukraine's Defense Ministry on NATO integration: Over 50 standards adopted since start of year

Ukraine's Defense Ministry on NATO integration: Over 50 standards adopted since start of year Photo: Defense Ministry on NATO integration (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukraine continues to work on implementing NATO standards. More than 50 military standards have been implemented since the beginning of the year, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The Ministry of Defense continues to improve the effectiveness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the framework of cooperation with NATO," emphasized the Ministry.

According to the Ministry of Defense, since the beginning of 2024, over 50 military standards have been adopted. These include:

  • Military standards for the operation of weapons and military equipment,
  • Security standards for the storage of ammunition and explosives,
  • Troop management.

Also, 2 national standards for the life cycle management system of military equipment have been adopted.

"The implementation of NATO standards is part of the government's priority actions plan for 2024. Under the NATO Partnership Goals package, Ukraine plans to adopt 219 standards by 2025, of which 190 have already been implemented (including 128 on an initiative basis)," said Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ivan Havryliuk.

By the end of 2024, the Ministry of Defense plans to adopt about 40 more standards recommended by the Alliance.

Ukraine's path to NATO

On September 30, 2022, it became known that Ukraine had applied for NATO membership under an accelerated procedure. Ukraine expected to receive an invitation during the summer summit in Vilnius, but it did not happen.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized that Ukraine would not be able to join the Alliance until the active hostilities stop.

At the end of November 2023, Kyiv received NATO's recommendations regarding accession. This occurred following the Ukraine-NATO Council, the session of which took place in Brussels on November 29.