Ukrainian, international delegates at YES Annual Meeting view NATO expansion as priority for reforming current security system - poll

Ukrainian, international delegates at YES Annual Meeting view NATO expansion as priority for reforming current security system - poll
11 September 2015

Ukrainian and international delegates at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting believe strengthening and further expanding NATO to be of top priority for reforming the current security system.

A survey conducted at YES in the form of a vote indicates that 51% of the Ukrainian delegates support this format of security reforms; 1% support the idea of strengthening NATO within its existing boundaries; 32% would welcome the creation of new security institutions; 9% support gradual reforms at the OSCE, NATO, the UN, and the UN Security Council; and a further 7% believe finding a new format of partnership with Russia to be of the highest priority.

A majority of the international delegates (32%) would like to see NATO stronger and further expanded; 11% support strengthening the Alliance in its existing boundaries; 24% would welcome the creation of new security institutions; 15% support gradual reforms at the OSCE, NATO, the UN, and the UN Security Council; and 18% believe finding a new format of partnership with Russia to be of top priority.

Of those polled, 52% were Ukrainian delegates and 48% represented other countries.

The 12th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting will be streamed live at yes-ukraine.org as well as web-sites of the Media Partners in English and Ukrainian.

The official Twitter of the 12th YES Annual Meeting is @yes_ukraine, and participants and followers can include the hashtag: #YESUkraine2015.

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Štefan Füle
Štefan Füle
European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«The idea that interests and values are treated as opposite notions in politics should be dismissed»