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In the state Duma called the new status of Ukraine in the NATO "the next bubble"

State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbec called "the next bubble" Ukraine of the status of the advanced capabilities of NATO.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said Friday that the country received the status of advanced partner of NATO's capabilities.

"The next bubble, which inflated the Alliance before the naive masters from Kiev. Partner "with advanced features" — what a success! Probably a couple of decommissioned tanks will give for nothing, because in Germany or France to dispose of them expensive," said Balbec RIA Novosti.

According to the Deputy, Ukraine considers obtaining a new status as a strategic victory, and for Kyiv "any handouts from the West - as manna from heaven."

Ukraine has become the sixth country to gain the status of a NATO partner with enhanced capabilities. Formerly, this status was granted to Australia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan and Sweden. Partner status "advanced features" in NATO introduced in 2014 to build deeper, more specialized bilateral relations with NATO.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in December 2014, amended the two laws, abandoning non-aligned status of the state. In June 2016 were adopted additional changes that define membership in NATO objective of the foreign policy of the country. In February 2019, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Constitution, securing the country's course to EU and NATO.