What Ukraine Can Expect From the Upcoming NATO Summit

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, June 15, 2023
What Ukraine Can Expect From the Upcoming NATO Summit

Membership will not be offered to the country, but allies will give more weapons and put forward a discussion of Ukraine's security according to the "Israeli model"

A NATO summit in Vilnius will be held on July 15-16. It can be said that the states are divided into 2 camps: the USA, Germany and other states that are not yet ready to discuss members of the Ukrainians in the alliance, and the states that are close to Ukraine, Russia, and are ready to fight for Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelensky and his adviser Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former secretary general of NATO, are waiting for concrete terms and guarantees from NATO.

"If NATO cannot agree on a clear path forward for Ukraine, there is a clear possibility that some countries individually might take action." And continued: "...the Poles would seriously consider going in," Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

On June 14, during a meeting between Jens Stoltenberg and Joe Biden at the White House, the NATO secretary general proposed a compromise to the president: to accept Ukraine into NATO without the standard procedure for applicants for membership in the alliance. This may be a good option because if Ukraine is in NATO, Putin will not dare to attack Kyiv again: attack 1 NATO country = attack the entire alliance.

"President Putin must not win this war because that will not only be a tragedy for Ukrainians, but it will also make the world more dangerous. It will send a message to authoritarian leaders all over the world, also in China, that when they use military force, they get what they want," Stoltenberg.

However, another question emerges from here: where is the guarantee that Ukraine, having received new opportunities and support, will not become authoritarian? Therefore, president Biden is considering another way to ensure the security of Ukraine: switching Ukraine to the so-called "Israeli model." Ukraine will likely need less than 10 years before joining NATO, but this very step will show Russia that the NATO countries are ready to invest in Ukraine for a long-term and intensive.

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