Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Tuesday that his nation is unlikely to join NATO, instead calling for increased security from western nations.
“It is clear that Ukraine is not a member of NATO; we understand this. … For years we heard about the apparently open door, but have already also heard that we will not enter there, and these are truths and must be acknowledged,” Zelensky said, according to The Washington Post.
Zelensky concedes Ukraine unlikely to join NATO, seeks security guarantees https://t.co/cNmbJF6uwL
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“We always talk about how our sky needs to be defended like the alliance’s sky, but — we understand that there is always a ‘but,’ ” he said. “What will be the response of NATO to members of the alliance in Eastern Europe if they ask for protection, if Russian missiles fly to them or, God forbid, Russian planes?” the report added.
Instead, Ukraine is now making direct calls to western nations to find additional help as more than three million refugees have fled the nation and cities have been destroyed.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that Ukraine is unlikely to join NATO, the western security alliance that Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded Ukraine never join, as he made a call for increased security commitments from the West.https://t.co/OZigMz6YY7
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While many Ukrainians have died in the invasion, its resistance movement has inflicted much damage on the Russians.
The battle continues much longer than many expected as Zelenskyy and his people refuse to give up to Russia.