Sept 1 NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh
Rasmussen said on Monday that Ukraine's political leaders
expected the Ukrainian parliament to abandon the country's
non-aligned status after an October 26 election - a possible
prelude to an application to join NATO.
"I understand that the current political leadership in Kiev
envisages that the new parliament after the parliamentary
election in Ukraine will change the legislation on non-alliance
status," Rasmussen told a press conference in Brussels.
(Reporting by Adrian Croft, writing by Julia Fioretti)