Ukraine Applied to Joining NATO

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, September 30, 2022
Ukraine Applied to Joining NATO

Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a sensational statement — Ukraine will be in NATO faster than expected

September 30 is an essential day for Ukraine. Putin said that "legally" annexed Ukrainian territories to the invader's federation. And Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an even stronger statement. The president of Ukraine recorded a video address in which he signed an application for accelerated entry into the North Atlantic Alliance.

Ukraine's president saidhe had meetings with the Security Council and the United Nations representatives. As a result of the meetings, it became clear that Ukraine will defend its borders and, by its efforts to preserve democracy in the world, has already become a member of international organizations.

"De facto, we have already made our way to NATO. De facto, we have already proved compatibility with the Alliance standards. They are real for Ukraine – real on the battlefield and in all aspects of our interaction. We trust each other, we help each other, and we protect each other. This is the Alliance. De facto. Today, Ukraine is applying to do it de jure. According to the procedure, which will correspond to our value to protect the whole of our community. In the accelerated order. We are making our decisive step by signing Ukraine's application for membership in the accelerated NATO order," Zelenskyy summed up.

The head of Ukraine also said that the country remains the main flagship for negotiations. And Ukrainians are ready to sit down with the president of Russia.

"But already with another president of Russia," said Zelenskyy.

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