Ukraine in NATO
The question of Ukraine’s membership in NATO after the summit of the alliance in Vilnius is not subject to discussion. This was stated by National Security Adviser to the US President Jake Sullivan in an interview with CBS. This is non-negotiable. This is what we agreed on, ”
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According to him, as long as Ukraine will receive the necessary assistance from the allies.
Did Ukraine get into NATO after the summit in Vilnius At the summit in Vilnius on July 11-12, Kiev did not receive specific proposals for joining NATO. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the members of the bloc took “three steps towards Ukraine”: not to demand from Ukraine the implementation of the action plan for NATO membership, to approve a multi-year program of military assistance to Kiev and to create the Ukraine-NATO Council. The final statement noted that the country will be invited to the alliance after reaching… Read more Did Ukraine get into NATO after the summit in Vilnius At the summit in Vilnius on July 11-12, Kiev did not receive specific proposals for joining NATO. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the members of the bloc took “three steps towards Ukraine”: not to demand from Ukraine the implementation of the action plan for NATO membership, to approve a multi-year program of military assistance to Kiev and to create the Ukraine-NATO Council. The final statement noted that the country would be invited to the alliance after an agreement was reached between the allies, “when all conditions are met.”
In an interview with NBS News, Sullivan recalled that the main condition for Ukraine’s accession to NATO is the implementation of “democratic reforms.”
“Each member of the alliance, each country that aspires to join NATO, must meet certain standards of democratic reform … NATO will work with Ukraine to ensure the completion of these reforms,” he said.
According to him, Kiev and NATO will be able to jointly carry out all the necessary reforms.
Russian Armed Forces against the US military
Sullivan also said that despite all the support provided to Kiev, the US military will not fight the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine.
” We are going to support Ukraine without American boots on the ground and American soldiers fighting Russian soldiers. This remains constant throughout this conflict,” he told NBC News.
In an interview with CNN, Sullivan also said that the training program for Ukrainian pilots in the EU countries to fly American F-16 fighters could begin in two weeks.
“We will provide the necessary tools to start training [Ukrainian pilots] on the F-16 as soon as the Europeans are ready. The Europeans said that they need a couple of weeks to prepare the necessary training facilities,” he said.
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will delay the process of issuing training permits.
It was reported that the training of Ukrainian pilots in the use of the F-16 is planned to begin in August in Denmark, as well as to establish a regional training center in Romania.
In addition, as Sullivan noted in a conversation with NBC, the US administration believes that the supply of cluster munitions to the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not affect the moral authority of the United States.
“I find it doubtful that the transfer of weapons to Ukraine to protect the country and civilians in any way undermines our moral authority. We are simply not going to leave Ukraine unarmed. The President is determined in this matter,” he said.
He also recalled that neither Ukraine nor the United States signed a convention banning the use of cluster munitions. Russia is also not a member of the convention.
Sullivan also said that the Pentagon does not plan to restore its own stock of this type of ammunition after transferring part of it to Ukraine. According to him, instead, it is planned to increase the stock of 155-mm shells.
In an interview with CNN, he said that he could not yet say whether the Ukrainian military used cluster munitions, but noted that if have not yet been used, their use will begin “in the coming hours or days.”
Sullivan also told CBS that Western countries intend to increase sanctions pressure on the Russian military-industrial complex, work in this direction is already underway.
“West is working to further tighten our sanctions, devastating Russia‘s military-industrial base, weakening its ability to produce advanced technological developments. We will continue to exert economic pressure on Russia, and the Ukrainians will continue to exert military pressure,” he said.
According to him, if Moscow continues the special military operation, “it will cost it dearly , and the Ukrainians will continue to achieve success on the battlefield”