Ukraine puzzled over not being invited to NATO summit amid Russian aggression – Kuleba

The Alliance could have found an appropriate format to make Ukraine’s attendance possible, the top diplomat believes.Photo from UNIANPhoto from UNIAN

Ukraine officials have been left confused after learning the country’s delegation has not been invited to an upcoming NATO summit amid ongoing Russian aggression targeting the country, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Wednesday.

The Alliance could have found an appropriate format to make Ukraine’s attendance at the June 14 event in Brussels possible, the top diplomat said, speaking at a joint conference with OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid in Kyiv, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

“We understand the desire of the Allies to hold their own summit to discuss Trans-Atlantic unity. There are examples of such summits, including one in Brussels, in 2017. To be honest though, we don’t understand at all how a closed-format NATO summit could be held against the background of the aggressive actions by the Russian Federation targeting Ukraine, in the Black Sea region, as well against the Allies, I mean the latest events, the latest outcome of the probe in the Czech Republic [into the ammo depots blasts in Vrbetica in October and December 2014, where Russian special services were involved],” noted Kuleba.

“We can’t understand this: how can you not invite Ukraine, how can you not find a format for Ukraine’s participation in the current summit?” the minister appealed.

NATO summit: background

  • Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expected the NATO summit to start discussing the prospects for Ukraine’s obtaining a Membership Action Plan.
  • Foreign Minister Kuleba opined that the Allies at their June 14 summit will make no decision on granting MAP to Ukraine.
  • Olha Stefanishyna, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, expects Ukraine’s security concerns to be adequately reflected in the final documents of the upcoming NATO summit.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    Ukraine should not focus so much on an organization that contains so many mushy, wishy-washy, spongy ass appeaser countries. It should concentrate its attention on itself and to its closest friends and let the others engage in their faggish circle jerk sessions.

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  • Nato is crawling with piss-ass countries that won’t fight putlerstan under any circumstances. It’s no longer fit for purpose.

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    • I am afraid Joe-the-Appeaser is behind this following his instructions from Putin. Just look what he has done in his first 100 days; closed American oil and gas lines, capitulated on Nord Stream 2, setting up a meeting with Putin behind closed doors, ignored reporting requirements from previous American sanctions on Moskovia, returning convicted Russian hackers before they even finish their sentences and with no strings attached, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some.
      It can’t get better after his quiet meeting with Putin next month too. If i know Biden he will give up everything to get a climate agreement and a nuclear pact with Putin. I mean forget about Crimea, Ukraine, Georgia, Nord Stream 2, Navalny, et al. For the next 3.5 years.+. Then Putler will break the agreements and Biden will be shocked………

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