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Stoltenberg announces NATO summit decision on Ukraine

Jul 11, 2023

On July 11, the NATO Summit in Vilnius adopted a three-part decision package on Ukraine, including Ukraine's path to membership.

This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference following the first day of the Alliance summit, according to a Yevropeiska Pravda correspondent.

"Today, the allies agreed on a package of three elements that will bring Ukraine closer to NATO. The first is a new multi-year support program for Ukraine, which will enable the transition from Soviet to NATO standards of training and doctrine," Stoltenberg said.


The second element, according to the Secretary-General, is the creation of a new NATO-Ukraine Council, which, as Stoltenberg said, will become a forum for consultation and decision-making, where "we will meet as equals."

"Third, we confirmed that Ukraine will become a NATO member and agreed to remove the requirement for a Membership Action Plan. This will change Ukraine's path from a two-step process to a one-step process. We also made it clear that we will announce an invitation to Ukraine to join NATO when the Allies agree and the conditions are met," the Secretary-General said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 11/07/2023

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