"It is inappropriate to postpone this issue": Zelensky urged to grant Ukraine an invitation to NATO, despite the state of war with Russia
The head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak said that NATO partners should grant Ukraine the right to become a member of the Alliance despite martial law. As of today, this is a security issue on which literally the timing of achieving victory over Russia depends.
The official's words are reported by Ukrinform. Yermak is convinced that the state of war cannot be an obstacle to membership in the North Atlantic Alliance.
"It is inappropriate to postpone Ukraine's membership in NATO, because otherwise Russia will do everything to continue the state of war. And for the West this means the need to allocate even more weapons and resources to counter the aggressor," he said.
The head of the Civil Defense Ministry also stressed that presidential elections will take place in Russia next year. Hence, further delaying the process of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration will only increase support for Putin's regime in Russia.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that the Pentagon pointed to Ukraine's own path to join NATO. Right now, the U.S. is focused on making sure Ukraine gets what it needs on the battlefield.
"Right now our efforts are focused on the security packages that we provide weekly or so and what we can provide them on the battlefield and what they need immediately," said Sabrina Singh of the U.S. Department of Defense.