KIEV, September 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine expects financial aid from its Western partners and wants the United States to grant it a major non-NATO ally status, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday.
“We expect the United States to grunt us a major non-NATO ally status,” he told the television Channel 5. “Kiev needs technical assistance to carry out real reforms, it needs support in the defence sector and pressure and stable position of our Western partners, the United States and the European Union, on Russia.”
He said that the situation in Ukraine was “joint responsibility of the world for global security, it is not just a Ukrainian matter.”
“The country needs peace. But no one can grant peace to anyone just for nothing. It is necessary to struggle for peace,” he said.