Kyiv: Ukraine has become an associate member of the Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP), which takes care of the technical cooperation of the armies of NATO member states, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.
“Ukraine has strong IT (Information Technology) potential and it is a worthy NATO ally. I am sure that we will bring our expertise to the development of collective security,” Reznikov said.
According to the ministry, the associate membership in the MIP gives Ukraine a right to join the development and introduction of key NATO standards related to the interaction of combat control systems and related practices.
The MIP is a program of technological cooperation between the Armed Forces of NATO member states, which was established at the level of national developers of combat control information systems and aims to achieve interoperability of national C2IS systems.
After the western military alliance formally invited Sweden and Finland to join during the NATO summit, Zelenskiy made his remarks and urged NATO to admit Ukraine to the alliance.