Cover Osteuropa 2-4/2010

In Osteuropa 2-4/2010

Myths and Facts
Ukraine and NATO

Alena Hetmančuk

Deutsche Fassung


Numerous myths are entwined around Ukraine’s NATO ambitions. They are created by opponents of the alliance and by opponents of eastern enlargement within the alliance. The fact is: Continuity, not a change of course determines Ukrainian NATO policy; Kiev itself is striving to join NATO and is not being drawn in by the United States; accession is not directed against Russia, but instead serves Ukraine. What Ukraine needs is not a referendum on NATO, but more education about the alliance.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 351–358)

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Міфи і факти