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France insists on a concrete plan for Ukraine's accession to NATO

Jun 1, 2023

France insists on a concrete path to Ukraine's accession to the NATO military alliance. This can happen when security risks are reduced.

This was stated by Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, Bloomberg reports.


France’s wish “is that we clearly design a path with stages and progressions so that Ukraine can, when the time comes, join us in good security conditions,” Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said in an interview on the sidelines of a gathering of NATO counterparts in Oslo.

"Will there be dates or a calendar, I’m not sure because there are still many points to discuss," she said.

While Ukraine's accession to NATO is "not a question for today," Kolonna said, "we need to do more than in 2008," referring to the agreement reached in Bucharest that Ukraine would eventually join the Alliance.

Meanwhile, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in Oslo that Germany is not yet ready to accept Ukraine into NATO.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 01/06/2023

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