The head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Oleksiy Reznikov hopes that the country can be accepted into NATO as early as next summer. On July 23, he mentioned this in an interview with CNN.
According to Reznikov, in 2024 the North Atlantic Alliance celebrates its 75th anniversary, and the summer summit in Washington could become a “very important” moment in the history of Ukraine.
At the same time, the minister admitted that before the end of hostilities, joining the alliance is not possible. However, according to his forecasts, the conflict will be over by the summer of 2024, and until then, Kyiv should prepare and implement the necessary reforms to meet the standards of the organization.Advice and dislike: how did the first meeting in the Ukraine-NATO format end And what security guarantees did the G7 countries offer Kiev
Earlier, on July 20, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said that at the summit in Vilnius on July 11-12, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was explained that the expansion of the organization would lead to an undesirable conflict with Russia.
Before that, on July 11, Zelensky himself said that the results of the NATO summit are good, but they could be ideal if Ukraine received an invitation to the bloc. At the same time, most of those present at the summit were discouraged by Zelensky’s consumerist attitude. It is specified that the members of the American delegation “were furious.” Some NATO politicians said that the Ukrainian leader thus sought to put pressure on the members of the alliance and gather more allies.
At the first meeting within the framework of the summit, on July 11, NATO members issued a communiqué in which the allies decided that they would invite Ukraine when they reached unanimity on this issue and the conditions were suitable. Thus, neither the schedule nor the date of Kyiv’s entry into the alliance is reflected in the summit document.Share: