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Despite the election of a new president widely seen as pro-Russian, Ukrainian troops still plan to join NATO's rapid reaction force later this year, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee has said.
"Ukraine will start making contributions into NATO Response Force in the second half of 2010,"
The troops are supplied by participating states on rotation basis. The NRF has never been deployed for combat operations.
The ex-Soviet state would become the first non-NATO country to join the Respo
Ukraine failed to secure membership in the NATO Membership Action Plan, a key step toward joining the alliance, at a NATO summit in April 2008.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
...let's see what Putin and Medvedev have to say about it...