10 Countries Support Ukraine’s Accession to NATO

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, October 2, 2022
10 Countries Support Ukraine’s Accession to NATO

On October 2, 10 states officially said "yes" to Ukraine: the Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

On September 30, an event occurred that surprised even Joe Biden but did not surprise the Ukrainians: Zelenskyy signed an application for Ukraine's entry into NATO. On the first day, the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania issued a joint statement on Twitter.

"Ukraine's Baltic friends fully support welcoming Ukraine into NATO as soon as possible. Ukraine's inspirational bravery can only strengthen our alliance," Estonian MFA Urmas Reinsalu, Latvian MFA Edgars Rinkevics and Lithuanian MFA Gabrielius Landsbergis.

Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly also said that Canada's support and position are unwavering.

"Our position has not changed. We believe in NATO's open door policy, and we have always been for Ukraine in NATO," Mélanie Joly.

US and German officials have said that protecting Ukraine is the top priority, not preparing the country for NATO membership. Nevertheless, it is clear that Ukraine has already done what states in NATO do: protect themselves and the nations around them.

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