There is no requirement to invite Ukraine to NATO or to make it a member of the alliance.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced on Twitter his participation in the NATO summit in Vilnius, although he was somewhat alarmed by the state of negotiations over the terms to be included in the final declaration on Ukraine’s future membership. .

According to what Ukrainian sources reported to the ABC, the terms agreed upon in the last hours would have changed, which caused the Ukrainian president to be upset: “Ukraine also deserves respect. Now, on the way to Vilnius, we receive signals A specific formulation without Ukraine is being discussed, ”he said. He referred to the final text of the Vilnius Summit Declaration. “And I would like to emphasize that this wording refers to the invitation to NATO membership, and not to the membership of Ukraine,” he explained.

“There appears to be no provision for Ukraine to join NATO or to become a member of the alliance […] This means that an opportunity to negotiate Ukraine’s membership in NATO is left in the negotiations with Russia. “For Russia, this means an impulse to continue its terror,” Zelensky explained, upset by the decision. “Uncertainty is a weakness. And I will speak frankly about this at the top.”

“We value our allies. We value our common security. And we always value an open conversation. Ukraine will be represented at the NATO summit in Vilnius. Because it’s about respect,” Zelensky said.

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“It is unprecedented and absurd when there is no specific time frame for the invitation or for Ukraine’s membership. While, at the same time, vague wording about ‘conditions’ was added even to Ukraine’s invitation, insisted the President of Ukraine whose plane will land in Vilnius today.

In the afternoon, he plans to go to a square in Vilnius to give a speech, where he will display a flag brought from Bakhmut. And tomorrow, he will participate in the newly created NATO-Ukraine Council and hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.

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