From the Thesis Abstract: "Since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the start of the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian society has completely accepted the idea to change National Foreign Policy vector towards the Euro-Atlantic integration. Short terms were determined by the Ukrainian government to conduct respective reforms, and the Ukrainian Armed Forces received the task to modernize according to the NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] standards requirements. Interoperability with the Alliance became priority number one for the Ukrainian Defense sector. This Thesis discusses the ability of Ukrainian Army to meet NATO standards by the analysis of the Ukrainian Army participation in processes of its integration towards the NATO standards during the period of Ukrainian independence, the issues in gaining interoperability with NATO, and an influence of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine on the processes of the Army transformation."
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