Results of the Second Day of the NATO Summit for Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Results of the Second Day of the NATO Summit for Ukraine

On July 12 in Vilnius, the meeting of the leaders of the Alliance with Volodymyr Zelenskyy ended. What was achieved during the big summit

The Institute for the study of war summed up the meeting of the countries' leaders, where he noted that all the Kremlin's goals for an attack on Ukraine failed.

"The goal to prevent the expansion of NATO and to curtail previous rounds of enlargement of the Alliance and to push NATO away from Russia's borders was one of the Kremlin's stated demands before invading Ukraine. The Kremlin has consistently repeated this goal throughout the war," the ISW report said.

At the same time, the president of Ukraine held official talks with 31 politicians. Zelenskyy once again recalled the country's desire to join the North-Atlantic Alliance. Western politicians have outlined proposals for long-term security commitments for Ukraine. However, the speed of Ukraine's accession to NATO was not announced.

Joe Biden made a promise to Zelenskyy

"You (Ukrainians – ed.) set an example to the world regarding true courage," said Biden.

The president of the United States also promised to continue military support for the Ukrainian armed forces and to accelerate supplies as soon as possible. Biden also noted continued support on the way to NATO.

G7 called what is ready for Ukraine

NATO membership is not for Ukraine yet. But the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan have committed themselves to strengthening the Ukrainian army. The leaders of 7 countries promised to develop a plan to transfer Kyiv from modern military equipment. According to the statement, new weapons are needed at sea, in the air, and on land. Therefore, the G7 are watching the option of transferring to Ukraine combat aviation, armoured carriers, and artillery. In addition to military support, seven countries are committed to providing rapid financial support in the event of an escalation of the conflict.

The G7 also wants to protect Ukraine from a new possible attack by the Russian Federation, following the end of the war that began on February 24, 2022, by imposing economic costs.

Norway and Australia announces new aid packages

Oslo announced preparations for the transfer of Black Hornet drones and parts for anti-aircraft missile systems NASAMS to the Ukrainian armed forces.

The Australian prime minister announced the transfer of additional armoured vehicles. Ukraine will receive 30 Bushmasters to perform special operations on the front line.

Ukraine's thanks

President Zelenskyy did not receive an invitation to NATO but noted that the summit was successful. The head of Ukraine noted that all victims of Ukraine's partners understand. All countries have supported Ukraine for more than a year. He also noted that sometimes the insistence of forces in the requests of particular equipment and the desire to join international organizations is due only to the rarity of Ukraine and its inhabitants to survive.

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