Sunday, October 28, 2007

No Ukrainian referendum on NATO for years in

Yushchenko postpones any referendum on Ukraine's NATO membership for many years into the future.

"As regards formal membership or non-membership, this is a question that will be put to the nation, and the nation will give its consent, but this will happen not in the next year or two, but after many years, when Ukraine will have matured properly for such an answer to such a question," said Yushchenko to journalists after laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kyiv to mark the 63rd anniversary of Ukraine's liberation from Nazis.

More from Interfax in English here

At last some common sense from the president.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"One of the bloc leaders, Andrei Shkil, reproached Yushchenko for “a lack of propaganda of the country’s accession to NATO” among Ukrainians.

The head of state should “lead the people, not to wait for the people to become ripened” for NATO membership."
October 29 (Itar-Tass)