The future of Euro-Atlantic security is determined on the battlefield in Ukraine, and Ukraine’s accession to the EU and NATO will complete the reshaping of the world’s security architecture and guarantee the security of the European continent for decades.
This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, speaking online as an honorary guest of the Adriatic Charter ministerial event at the invitation of his Macedonian counterpart, Bujar Osmani.
“The Adriatic Charter facilitated the accession of the Balkan states to NATO. Ukraine is now on its way to membership in the Alliance, so we understand how important it is,” the Minister said.
Dmytro Kuleba emphasised that today Ukraine was a donor of security for the entire Euro-Atlantic community. With the military support of its partners, the Ukrainian people and Armed Forces are now deterring russia, which is the most destructive and aggressive power in modern history.
“The reality is that Ukraine’s accession to NATO is in the interests of both our country and the Alliance itself. Ukraine’s strength, resilience and courage will make a significant contribution to collective security, as will a large, battle-hardened and interoperable Ukrainian Army,” said Dmytro Kuleba.
The Minister expressed hope that this year’s NATO Summit in Vilnius would make a clear decision that the Alliance would like to see Ukraine as a member.
“Ukraine’s accession to the EU and NATO will complete the reformatting of the global security architecture and guarantee the security of the European continent for decades to come,” he said.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister expressed special gratitude to the partners for their military assistance and called for a focus on increasing and accelerating support: “The more we get now, the sooner we can end this war with decisive victories on the battlefield. And the less resources we and our partners will have to spend in the long run.”