Six retired generals of NATO member states signed a letter on the eve of the Alliance summit in Vilnius on July 11-12 calling for Ukraine to be granted NATO membership as soon as possible.
This was reported by LIGA.net, where the letter was published.
In an open letter to the leaders and governments of NATO member states, the authors emphasize the need for NATO member states to fulfill their commitments to Kyiv, made in 2008 in Bucharest, that Ukraine will become a member of the Alliance in the future.
"It is time for NATO countries to fulfill this promise," the signatories emphasized.
The ex-generals emphasized that NATO member states should define a concrete roadmap to Ukraine's membership in the Alliance "in the near future."
The letter also recalls that Kyiv officially applied for NATO membership on September 30, 2022, and therefore the Alliance must now help Ukraine fulfill its obligations as a permanent member of NATO.
"This is the only possible way to guarantee peace in Europe in the face of Russia's ruthless aggression," the signatories are convinced.
Author - Olena Madiak, 10/07/2023