U.S.: The process of accession of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO will take years

Georgia and Ukraine will not soon be able to join NATO. Even the United States, the main supporter of their entry into the block, say about the long term this process.

The fact that this process will take years, said Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Alexander Vershbow, speaking at hearings on administration policy by Obama for the OSCE. "Define the schedule of this process is extremely difficult," - noted the official.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen declared that Ukraine and Georgia are still not yet ready to join NATO for quite objective reasons. According to him, as these countries do not meet the criteria for entry into the block. Nevertheless, he recalled that at the summit in Bucharest, the alliance agreed that both Georgia and Ukraine "will sooner or later" will become members of the alliance, and the position of the block since then has not changed.

29 October 2009 | georgia, nato, ukraine, usa

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