The support of our state in the international arena is getting stronger, while the Russian Federation is getting weaker every day.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine is closer to becoming a member of the alliance today than ever before. And there lies the future of our country.
The correspondent reports that the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization made this announcement at a joint conference with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev. UNIAN.
Ukraine’s future lies in NATO
As Stoltenberg emphasized, Ukrainians are fighting for their families and futures, while Moscow is fighting for illusory imperial ambitions. He recalled that after the Vilnius summit in July, everyone agreed that Ukraine would join NATO. Three historical decisions were made to make it a reality:
- shortened Ukraine’s path to NATO, thanks to the removal of the requirement to implement the Membership Action Plan;
- the agreement of the project, according to which the Ukrainian armed forces will become fully compatible with the forces of NATO member states;
- Strengthening political ties between NATO and Ukraine on an unprecedented scale. It is about the formation of the Ukraine-NATO Commission.
“These three decisions mean that Ukraine is now closer to NATO than before. Ukraine’s future lies in NATO. We are working on preparations for that,” the alliance’s secretary general emphasized.
He pledged that NATO members would continue to provide assistance to Ukraine against Russian aggression. The states divided support for Ukraine by nearly 100 billion euros, half of which belonged to the United States.
“NATO has been doing joint procurement for many years. Today I can confirm that the alliance has framework contracts for 2.4 billion euros for basic ammunition. These are 155-mm ammunition for artillery, anti-tank missiles and ammunition for tanks,” Stoltenberg said.
The Secretary General hopes this will help NATO members fill their roles when supporting Ukraine.
It should be noted that one of the main issues discussed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday, September 28, is the strengthening of air defense to protect Ukrainian cities from Russian attacks in winter.