“NATO has a 10-year plan to rebuild Ukraine’s army and defense industry, Politico has reported, and the first meeting between the alliance and the Ukrainian government to work toward realizing this goal is to be held next week… ‘We will be looking at defense planning requirements to get Ukraine fully interoperable with NATO,’ an unnamed senior NATO official told Politico. ‘It’s about shifting away from Soviet equipment… to NATO-compatible Western equipment.”

Analyst Comment: Ukraine has no formal defense agreements with NATO or NATO members.