According to the results of a vote at the annual meeting of the Multilateral Interoperability Programme (MIP) Steering Group, Ukraine has been accepted into the MIP, which focuses on technological cooperation between the armies of NATO member states, Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said.
After Ukraine has acquired associate membership in the technological cooperation of the armed forces of NATO countries, it has the right to jointly develop and make changes to the Alliance's key standards regarding the interoperability of combat control systems and related standards.
It is noted that for Ukraine, the granting of the MIP membership status is a landmark decision.
"Ukraine has a strong IT capability and is a worthy ally of NATO. I am confident that we will bring our expertise to the development of collective security," Reznikov said.