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Stoltenberg commented on Zelensky's words about the application to join NATO


Go to media bankJens Stoltenberg. File photoBRUSSELS, Sep 30NATO will focus on helping Kyiv defend itself, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told journalists in Brussels, commenting on Volodymyr Zelensky's statement about the preparation of an application for accelerated entry into the bloc. The Secretary General confirmed that each country has the right to determine its own path. He also recalled that NATO adheres to an “open door” policy, which has been demonstrated in recent years. At the same time, the decision on the membership of any state is made by all 30 allies unanimously, Stoltenberg noted. As for Ukraine, the alliance is focused on helping Kyiv organize self-defense.

"Now this is the main task of the alliance"Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Kyiv had filed an application to join NATO in an expedited manner. His statement was made after Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed agreements on the annexation of regions to Russia. responded to Ukraine's plans to apply to NATO in an expedited manner, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in December 2014 amended two laws, abandoning the state's non-bloc status. In February 2019, the Ukrainian parliament adopted amendments to the constitution, securing the country's course towards the EU and NATO. Ukraine has become the sixth state to receive the status of NATO's partner with enhanced capabilities. Representatives of official Washington have repeatedly stated that at this stage the possibility of Ukraine's entry into NATO is not being considered. At the same time, the United States emphasized that the alliance would never abandon the “open door” policy, and did not rule out that Kyiv could try to join the organization in the future. jpg” />Blinken commented on the US position on Ukraine's membership in NATO

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