Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishina during an online speech at meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Madrid stated that Ukraine looks forward to consideration at the next NATO summit of its application for membership in the Alliance and calls on partners to show the same courage shown by the Ukrainian military. About it informs Ukrinform.

According to Stefanyshina, today Ukraine provides peace and security on the eastern flank of NATO, and the unprecedented support in the Ukrainian society for Euro-Atlantic aspirations testifies to a deep understanding of the importance of collective security in Europe and NATO as the most effective security organization protecting peace. At the same time, she noted that the return of the nuclear threat to the agenda creates the most critical situation in the world since the Second World War and requires extraordinary decisions from both Ukraine and the democratic world.

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“These days, time is flying fast in Ukraine. You have seen amazing changes on the front line… The NATO summit is coming up and I don’t think the Ukrainian people will tolerate general diplomatic phrases about supporting my country, although we appreciate every element of your help. We look forward to that the Alliance will demonstrate the same courage and courage as we do now. We expect to be part of the decisions that will be made at least six months later,” the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.

The Vice Prime Minister is convinced that the Alliance’s response to Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations will be a victory over Russian propaganda and a confirmation that NATO has no fear, that there is no force capable of overcoming democracy.

At the end, she added that she hopes to continue a very thorough dialogue about Ukraine’s expectations and decisions that will be made in the future.

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Recall that earlier NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a plenary meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Alliance in Madrid said that Putin’s victory would be a disaster. At the same time, the head of the alliance did not rule out negotiations, but on the terms of Ukraine.