Ukraine’s full membership of NATO is the best way to guarantee the strategic security of the entire Euro-Atlantic area, and this is in the interest of both Ukraine and the entire North Atlantic Alliance.
This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba ahead of the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting in Brussels.
“Ukraine and NATO need each other. There is no better solution to ensure the strategic security of the Euro-Atlantic area than Ukraine’s full membership of the Alliance,” the Minister told reporters upon arrival at NATO Headquarters.
Dmytro Kuleba congratulated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the 74th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Alliance. He expressed special gratitude to the Secretary General for convening the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
“The holding of the NATO-Ukraine Commission is not only symbolic, but also important from a political and practical point of view. The main goal of the talks today is to speed up the delivery of military assistance that has already been pledged to Ukraine, primarily artillery ammunition, armoured vehicles, and everything Ukraine needs to launch a successful counter-offensive. We will also discuss strategic plans to ensure stable support for Ukraine from NATO member states,” the Minister stressed.
Dmytro Kuleba congratulated Finland on joining NATO and stressed that Ukraine was pursuing a similar goal.
“Ukraine’s membership of NATO will be one of the main topics of the talks today. Today, we all welcome Finland’s accession, which sends a clear message: it is time to reconsider old strategies and beliefs. There is no better solution for ensuring Euro-Atlantic security as a whole than Ukraine’s membership of the Alliance,” the Minister concluded.