The North-Atlantic Alliance is the only possibility to protect Ukraine from external aggression, said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.
“Under these specific circumstances, NATO is the only possibility to protect Ukraine “, said Yatseniuk.
Having said that, he added that in the short-term prospective, the North-Atlantic Alliance is not ready to accept Ukraine.
“However, as the Holy Bible says, if you knock on the door, the door will open. So we decided to knock”, stressed the head of the Ukrainian Government.
Yalta European Strategy (YES) is the leading public diplomacy platform in Eastern Europe to develop strategies for Ukraine and Wider Europe and promote Ukraine’s European integration. YES was established in 2004 by Ukrainian businessman and public figure Victor Pinchuk and is led by a distinguished board including President of Poland (1995-2005) Aleksander Kwasniewski, former Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999) and EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy (1999-2009) Javier Solana, and others.
The 11th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting will be streamed live at yes-ukraine.org in English and Ukrainian.
The official Twitter of the 11th YES Annual Meeting: @YES_Ukraine, Hashtag: #YESUkraine2014
Special Partners of the 11th YES Annual Meeting include:
DTEK, ALFA-BANK (UKRAINE), BURISMA HOLDINGS
Partners of the 11th YES Annual Meeting are:
SHELL, INTERNATIONAL RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION
Media Partners of the 11th YES Annual Meeting are:
ICTV, UKRAYINSKA PRAVDA, NOVOYE VREMYA STRANY (NV), ERA FM