Sunday, May 26

NATO Rejects Russian Demand to Reject Ukrainian Accession

NATO on Thursday rejected Moscow’s demand to renounce Ukraine’s membership, while reiterating the importance of the partnership with Kyiv.

 

“We will not cooperation on Ukraine’s right to select its own path, we will not compromise on NATO’s right to defend and defend all allies, and we will not compromise on NATO’s has a partnership with Ukraine,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said after meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.

“Since the commencement of the war in 2014, Russia has pushed Ukraine towards NATO, and today it is paving the hard way to membership,” the Ukrainian president said.

Russia is presently suspected in the West of preparing a new invasion of Ukraine and deploying large forces on their common border.

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