"We all want this war to end": Stoltenberg answered whether Ukraine could receive an invitation to NATO at the summit in Vilnius
At the NATO summit in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 11-12 July, there will be no official invitation for Ukraine to become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance. At the same time, the military bloc understands the need for a just peace in Ukraine and is against freezing the war.
"At the summit in Vilnius and in preparation for the summit, we are not discussing issuing an official invitation," Stoltenberg said. However, according to him, at the meeting in the Lithuanian capital, the heads of 31 member states of the alliance will discuss how to bring Ukraine closer to NATO.
At the same time, the Secretary General warned against decisions that would lead to the freezing of Russia's war against Ukraine
"We all want this war to end, but a just peace cannot mean freezing the conflict and accepting a deal dictated by Russia," he stressed.
For his part, Scholz noted that Germany is preparing for the fact that the war in Ukraine will continue.
"Based on this, we are adjusting our policy," the federal chancellor said, stressing that support from the FRG will continue as long as necessary.
As wrote OBOZREVATEL, earlier Stoltenberg said that at the Vilnius summit Ukraine will be given a new package of assistance, which should bring the country closer to the standards of the North Atlantic Alliance.