At his press conference in Romania President Victor Yushchenko stressed that he highly appreciates the decision of North Atlantic Council and called it historic for Ukrainian state and nation. He also added that the results of Bucharest Summit as to Ukraine event to some extent surpassed the Ukrainian side’s expectations as the communique agreed by 26 NATO leaders indeed “does foresee Ukraine’s membership in NATO in historical perspective”.
President Yushchenko described as very important the fact that with no exception all NATO member-countries have approved Ukraine’s application for MAP.
He also informed that according to today’s decision NATO member-states’ Foreign Ministers were instructed to hold additional consultations so that by December 2008 the question of offering Ukraine and Georgia Membership Action Plan could be re-discussed.
President expressed gratitude to all those, who has been rendering partner support to Ukraine. According to him for Ukraine today’s NATO leaders’ decision was hard to achieve. “But this decision is historic and that is why we have reasons to thank all our partners for demonstrating their devoted efforts regarding Ukraine’s interests”, - he said.