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Kuleba: Ukraine expects a "timetable" for joining NATO from the summit

Apr 25, 2023

Ukraine's Foreign Minister argues that at the Vilnius summit, NATO should define foreseeable prospects for Ukraine's accession, because Kyiv needs the Alliance and the Alliance needs Kyiv.

This is stated in his extensive article for Foreign Affairs.

Dmytro Kuleba noted that Finland's accession to NATO was a "shift in the tectonic plates of European security," and this shift will not be completed until Ukraine joins the Alliance.


He emphasized that with Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine, Putin began to destroy the security order in Europe that was formed after World War II, so the stakes are extremely high not only for Ukraine but also for the peace and stability in Europe in the future.

"To do this, we need to recognize the inevitable: Ukraine will join NATO and it will happen sooner rather than later. It's time for the Alliance to stop looking for excuses and start the process that will end with Ukraine's accession. This will demonstrate to Putin that he has already failed and will force him to temper his ambitions," the Foreign Minister argues.

Kuleba noted that Ukraine has already proved in its defense that it is more than ready for membership and will be a valuable ally.

Author - Olena Madiak, 25/04/2023

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