Ukraine will not make territorial compromises for NATO - Zelenskyy
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Ukraine does not intend to make concessions to bring the war with Russia closer to an end, which promises it accession to NATO. The North Atlantic Alliance offers many compromises, but not all of them are suitable for our sovereign state.
He said this during a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Kyiv. The President noted that the territorial integrity of the state remained an indisputable priority that would not tolerate any amendments.
"As for compromises on NATO. Again, you use the word compromise, and then you talk about compromises on borders, isn't that too many compromises for one state," Zelenskyy said.
At the July summit in Vilnius, Ukraine hopes to receive concrete decisions on its further integration into NATO, as well as security guarantees during the period of preparation for membership. This does not refer to immediate membership, but to plans for the near future.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that Foreign Minister Kuleba explained that Ukraine had never asked NATO to send its troops to help in the war against Russia, which attacked it. Kyiv only asked for weapons for the Ukrainian military and never tried to involve foreign armies in a direct confrontation with Russia.
In contrast, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg reiterated that he adheres to an "open door" policy and supports Ukraine's membership in the future. However, our country's accession to the Alliance will not take place until the war with the Russian occupying army is over.