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    Permanent Representative of Germany to NATO Rüdiger Koenig explained why the alliance was unable to respond to requests from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for help. His words leads Spiegel.

    Impossible to help

    The German Ambassador called it impossible NATO’s response to Zelensky’s requests for help, since Ukraine is not part of the bloc. He stressed that Kyiv’s entry into the organization threatens to develop a big war. The participants in this conflict will be 30 states that do not want military action.

    Keng added that assistance to Kyiv from its Western partners from NATO should be considered as the actions of individual states, and not the alliance itself.

    Earlier, the New York Times wrote that NATO would not allow Ukraine to join the alliance until the end of the Russian special operation. If Kyiv joins the alliance, it would have to turn to the fifth article of the charter on the mutual defense of all members.

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    “Because the alliance adheres to the principle of collective defense, it is extremely unlikely that he will accept a country taking part in hostilities into his ranks, ”the journalists of the publication noted.

    NATO reaction

    In an interview with NBC television, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg evaded a direct answer to the question of Ukraine’s entry into the alliance. He stressed that the admission of any country to the bloc requires the consensus of all 30 NATO allies.

    Stoltenberg also warned of a possible change in the nature of the conflict in Ukraine. According to him, any use of nuclear weapons by Russia in Ukraine threatens with certain consequences. The Secretary General of the alliance urged never to start such a conflict.

    Accelerated procedure

    expedited mode will apply to the alliance. In his address, the head of state stressed that Ukraine “de facto has already passed its way to NATO” and is part of it. Kyiv is “submitting an application to do this de jure. In an expedited manner.”

    However, the NATO Secretary General ruled out the admission of Ukraine to the alliance right now. “Now we are focused on providing support to Ukraine to help it in self-defense,” he stressed. According to Stoltenberg, this is a key issue on which all members of the alliance are focused.

    The White House also reacted to Ukraine’s decision and stressed that now is not the right time to discuss this issue. Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser to the President of the United States “Right now, the best way to support Ukraine lies in practical support on the ground,” he said.

    At the same time, Oleksiy Arestovich, adviser to Zelensky’s office, admitted that Ukraine would join NATO in the summer of 2023. After filing the corresponding application, “the probability of a nuclear strike on Ukraine has significantly decreased,” he stressed.

    Russia‘s actions Vladimir Putin signed agreements on joining the Russian Federation – the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov explained that Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine to counter the desire of Europe to make Ukraine part of the North Atlantic Alliance. “They announced a special military operation when we had no way left to explain to the West that it is engaged in criminal activities, drawing Ukraine into NATO,” he said.

    Russian special operation in Ukraine

    Russia‘s special operation in Donbass began on February 24th. It was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The country’s actions were a response to requests for military assistance from the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR). On September 21, Putin announced the beginning of partial mobilization in the regions of the country. The head of the Ministry of Defense of the country, Sergei Shoigu, specified that it is planned to call up 300,000 reservists in total. “The work will be carried out as planned,” he noted.

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