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Ukraine launched retraining courses for the military NATO

Retraining courses for military personnel in the framework of the NATO program launched in six cities of Ukraine, reported the press service of the Ministry of defence of the country.

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.

The military will be studying management, English, marketing, and communication technology. The courses appeared in Khmelnytskyi region, Chernigov, Odessa, Rivne, Lutsk and Kharkiv.

"Currently, about 11 thousand ex-servicemen were trained under the program of NATO for retraining. In addition to retraining on civil specialties, the goal of the program includes assistance in career counseling and job search. During the work of NATO, about 80% of graduates are successfully employed according to their qualifications," - said the defense Ministry.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that the country received the status of the partner advanced capabilities of NATO. 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.