Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba believes that membership of Ukraine and Georgia in the EU and NATO is a matter of time.
He said this during the talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Foreign Ministry’s press service.
“The membership of Ukraine and Georgia in the European Union and NATO is only a matter of time,” Kuleba said.
The parties agreed on further cooperation and coordination of actions to bring Ukraine and Georgia closer to joining the EU and NATO, in particular, obtaining a Membership Action Plan.
The interlocutors discussed security in the region, the buildup of Russia’s military presence near the borders with Ukraine and in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. They paid special attention to strengthening security in the Black Sea region, in particular, deepening the interaction of the navies of Ukraine, Georgia, and NATO member states in the Black Sea region.
The foreign ministers strongly condemned Russia’s numerous violations of international law, in particular the blocking of the Kerch Strait, the ongoing occupation of Ukrainian and Georgian territories, the borderisation in Georgia, and the Russian Federation’s reluctance to reaffirm its commitment to a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
In addition, the Georgian minister welcomed Ukraine’s Crimean Platform initiative and confirmed his country’s readiness to actively participate in its activities.
As Ukrinform reported, on April 23, Ukraine took part for the first time in a working meeting of the foreign ministers of the three NATO member states – Poland, Romania, and Turkey.
I really hope by the time Georgia and Ukraine are finally admitted into NATO that Putin’s demented regime is weak enough that NATO can build a forward operating base where Putin’s Black Sea Fleet is now. This is the crown jewel of Putin’s fascism and if this could happen the entire Black Sea region would be considerably safer. Ukraine would become not just a member but the center of NATO operations.