NATO member states have reached a consensus on removing the membership action plan from Ukraine's path to joining the Alliance.
This was reported with reference to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter.
"Following intensive talks, NATO allies have reached consensus on removing MAP from Ukraine's path to membership. I welcome this long-awaited decision that shortens our path to NATO," he wrote.
The minister noted that this is also the best moment to clarify the invitation to Ukraine to join the Alliance.
As a reminder, at the NATO summit to be held on July 11-12 in Lithuania, Ukraine wants to get a signal of support for joining the Alliance after the war. At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hopes that the leaders of the member states will confirm that Ukraine will join the Alliance.
In addition, Ukraine wants to receive security guarantees from the West until it becomes a full member of the Alliance.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 10/07/2023