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Euro-Atlantic integration and joining NATO priority for Ukraine - President

KIEV, October 19 (RIA Novosti) - Euro-Atlantic integration, with a focus on joining NATO, is a priority for both foreign and domestic policy in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said Wednesday.

Yushchenko said Ukraine's move towards NATO and the European Union must be in line with the country's interests in the context of the current military and political situation.

"Since NATO is a guarantor of stability in Europe, Ukraine is ready for fully-fledged membership in theses organizations [NATO and EU]," he said.

Yushchenko spoke Wednesday at the joint session of the NATO North-Atlantic Council and the Ukrainian Council of National Security and Defense.

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