NATO foreign ministers will discuss Ukraine's aspirations to join the Alliance and its continued support in the war against Russia at a meeting in Oslo on June 1.
This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg upon arrival at the meeting in Oslo, according to Yevropeiska Pravda.
"We will discuss how to strengthen and maintain our support for Ukraine. In recent months, NATO allies have provided an unprecedented level of support to Ukraine, helping them to regain and return Ukrainian territory," Stoltenberg said.
Ministers will also discuss Ukraine's aspirations for NATO membership, he added.
"All Allies agree that NATO's door is open to new members. All Allies also agree that Ukraine will become a member of the Alliance. All allies agree that it is up to NATO members and Ukraine to decide when Ukraine becomes a member. Moscow cannot have a veto over NATO's expansion," the Secretary-General said.
At the same time, he emphasized that all NATO Allies agree that the most important and urgent task now is to ensure that Ukraine prevails as a sovereign independent state.
"President Putin and Russia must not win this war," Stoltenberg said.
He added that when the war is over, "we have to make sure that history does not repeat itself, that this pattern of Russian aggression against Ukraine really stops." "Therefore, we must implement a framework to provide guarantees for Ukraine's security after the war is over," the Secretary-General said.
Author - Olena Madiak, 01/06/2023