Ukraine’s full-fledged NATO membership is the best way to guarantee the strategic security of the entire Euro-Atlantic area, both our state and the entire North Atlantic Alliance are interested in this.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated this ahead of the Ukraine-NATO Commission meeting in Brussels.

“Ukraine and NATO need each other. There is no better solution for guaranteeing the strategic security of the Euro-Atlantic area than Ukraine’s full-fledged membership in the Alliance,” Kuleba told reporters upon arriving at the NATO Headquarters.

Kuleba congratulated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the 74th anniversary of the establishment of the North Atlantic Alliance. He expressed special gratitude to the Secretary General for convening the Ukraine-NATO Commission.

Dmytro Kuleba Ukraine
Dmytro Kuleba Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

“Holding the Ukraine-NATO Commission is not only a symbolic but also an important event from a political and practical point of view. The main goal of today’s negotiations is to speed up the delivery of military aid, which has already been promised to Ukraine, primarily artillery rounds, armoured vehicles, and everything that Ukraine needs for a successful counteroffensive. We will also discuss strategic plans to ensure stable support for Ukraine from NATO member states,” the minister emphasised.

Kuleba congratulated Finland on joining NATO, stressing that Ukraine pursues a similar goal.

“One of the main topics of the negotiations today will be Ukraine’s NATO membership. Today we all welcome Finland’s entry which sends a clear signal: it is time to rethink old strategies and beliefs. There is no better solution for ensuring Euro-Atlantic security as a whole than Ukraine’s membership in the Alliance,” the minister concluded.

Natalia Tolub

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