Ukraine is stepping up its efforts to obtain a guarantee of accession to the North Atlantic Alliance before the summit in Vilnius, trying to change the position of states that are more cautious about membership.
This is stated in the Politico publication.
As Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna emphasized in an interview with the publication, the Vilnius Summit of the Alliance "should give a clear signal that Ukraine is politically invited to join NATO".
"We need a unified commitment from all member states," she emphasized, adding that it would be "absolutely unacceptable" for Ukrainians to remain "at the same place where we are now" in terms of moving toward the Alliance.
"It is very important for me as a deputy prime minister that the day after Vilnius I have people at the headquarters with whom I can sit down and work on the conditions (of membership - ed.)," the vice prime minister added.
Author - Olena Madiak, 30/05/2023