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KIEV, June 3 (Itar-Tass) — Problems of democratic development and rule-of-law in Ukraine are hindering Kiev’s partnership with NATO, Dirk Brengelmann, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, said in interview published in the “Mirror of the Week. Ukraine” weekly on Saturday.
He said that the Chicago summit held in May sent a powerful signal to Ukraine about selective application of justice and politically-motivated prosecution of opposition leaders.
Brengelmann said a lot would depend on what steps Ukraine was going to make to improve the situation.
The autumn elections would also be a difficult test for the Ukrainian authorities for its ability to pass difficult decisions in the context of economic reforms.
Besides, NATO is expecting Ukraine to adopt a number of long-awaited documents on strategic planning to demonstrate the seriousness of intentions of the Ukrainian government in the spheres of defense and security.
Brengelmann also stressed that Kiev was NATO’s key partner and that NATO would continue supporting reforms in Ukraine.