The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization - is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European countries based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.
One of the priority directions of the security policy of Ukraine is the development of a constructive partnership with NATO. It is based on counteracting modern security challenges and threats, as well as the Ukraine's achievement of leading standards of development and defense capability.
The basic documents defining the nature of Ukraine-NATO relations are the Charter on a special partnership between Ukraine and NATO of July 9, 1997 and the Declaration on its Additions of August 21, 2009.
On December 23, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decided to reject Ukraine from non-aligned status, which was ineffective in the context of state security from external aggression and pressure.
The key system document for developing cooperation with NATO and an important tool for implementing reforms in Ukraine with the support of the Alliance is the Annual National Program of Ukraine-NATO Cooperation (ANP) of the ANP, approved by the President of Ukraine. The implementation of the ANP involves central executive authorities, other bodies of state power, non-governmental organizations.