TEXT: STATE DEPT. SPECIAL ADVISOR WILSON ON NATO-UKRAINE RELATIONS USIA 19 March 1999 -- Ukraine enjoys a special relationship -- a distinctive partnership -- with NATO, and the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit to be held next month in Washington will be a special event for Ukraine as President Leonid Kuchma meets with the 19 Alliance leaders for the
first-ever NATO-Ukraine Summit.
RUSSIA / UKRAINE Voice of America 25 December 1998 -- RUSSIA'S LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, THE DUMA, HAS RATIFIED A LONG-DELAYED FRIENDSHIP TREATY WITH UKRAINE. RUSSIAN LAWMAKERS ARE HOPING THE ACCORD WILL DISCOURAGE ITS WESTERN NEIGHBOR FROM DEVELOPING CLOSER TIES WITH NATO.
ALBRIGHT STATEMENT ON NATO-UKRAINE COMMISSION USIA 09 December 1998 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright praised Ukraine for embracing the Partnership for Peace during the last year by recently hosting two successful international joint military exercises.
NATO STATEMENT -- NATO-UKRAINE COMMISSION
11 NOV. 1998 -- The NATO-Ukraine Commission met November 11 at the Ambassadorial level at NATO Headquarters, noting that "considerable progress has been made since the previous meetings of the Commission at Foreign and Defence Ministers' level in May-June 1998."
TEXT: STATEMENT ON NATO-UKRAINE COMMISSION MEETINGUSIA 29 May 1998 -- The NATO-Ukraine Commission held its second meeting at
the level of foreign ministers May 29 in Luxembourg, noting that "much progress can be recorded in the development of the NATO-Ukraine distinctive partnership."