Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
26th February, 2016
President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has signed a law that sets the status of the representative office of NATO in Ukraine. It will be responsible for the development of cooperation between official Kiev and the Alliance.
The agreement between the government of Ukraine and NATO on the status of the NATO mission in the country was signed on September 22nd 2015 during the visit of the Secretary General of the organization Jens Stoltenberg. Structurally, the new office will consist of the NATO liaison Office and the Center for information and documentation of NATO. It will be fully exempt from taxes and duties in conducting its activities.
“The mission of NATO will contribute to the strengthening and expansion of Ukraine’s participation in all forms of cooperation agreed between Ukraine and NATO, including the provision of consulting assistance”, — said a post on the official website of the President of Ukraine, explaining the function of representation.
Previously, the document was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada.