Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ukraine Wants To Join NATO

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (L) greets NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during their meeting in Kiev, August 7, 2014. Rasmussen on Thursday called on Russia to pull its troops back from the border with Ukraine and "step back from the brink". REUTERS/Mykola Lazarenko /Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters

Ukraine To Seek Nato Membership, Says PM Yatsenyuk -- BBC

Ukraine's prime minister has said he will ask parliament to put the country on a path towards Nato membership.

Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.

The remarks come as Nato holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

The West has stepped up its accusations of direct Russian involvement in the conflict, following advances by pro-Russian rebels.

On Thursday Nato released satellite images it said showed Russian forces inside Ukraine. and said more than 1,000 troops were operating there.

Russia denies sending troops.

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More News On Ukraine Wanting To Join NATO

Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis -- Reuters
Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid -- France 24
Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership -- NPR
Ukraine moves to drop non-aligned status, apply for NATO membership -- RT
Will Ukraine Join NATO? What Needs To Happen For Ukraine To Join Military Alliance -- Dennis Lynch, IBTimes
Ukraine’s bid to join Nato may trigger new Cold War -- Express

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