The North Atlantic Alliance is inclined to facilitate Ukraine's accession to NATO. Germany plans to support the process.
This was stated by German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, The Guardian reports.
According to Pistorius, NATO allies may be ready to remove some of the hurdles on Ukraine's path to the Alliance.
“There are increasing signs that everyone will be able to agree on this,” he told reporters in Brussels when asked about reports that the US is open to permitting Kyiv to forgo a formal candidacy process required of some other nations in the past.
"I would be open for this," the minister added.
As a reminder, the NATO Summit will be held in Vilnius on July 11-12.
According to Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine expects to receive a "clear timetable for accession" after the summit.
President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized that the country needs specific security guarantees from the West, which will be documented. Ukraine plans to receive guarantees from the Alliance before gaining full membership.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 16/06/2023