Ukraine will become NATO member when three capitals change their views, Foreign Minister says

Ukraine’s accession to NATO depends on three member countries who are building their relations with Kyiv through the prism of bilateral relations with Russia, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kuleba told in an interview with the Latvian portal Sargs.lv, the translation of which was published by the Ukrainian embassy to Latvia.

“According to my calculations, Ukraine will join NATO when three capitals of NATO member states change their view of relations with Ukraine, finally beginning to see Ukraine as an independent and sovereign state, not as an appendage to Russia,” Kuleba said.

He did not answer the questions of the states in question but noted that when there is a change of opinion in these capitals and they no longer build their relations with Ukraine through the prism of bilateral relations with Russia, the situation will change dramatically.

“However, until this point of view changes, NATO will open only windows for cooperation with Ukraine, but the door to accession will be closed for now,” he added.

Recently, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that Ukraine is not a NATO member state yet because a would-be NATO member needs a consensus agreement of the current member countries to join the Alliance, which wasn’t yet achieved in Ukraine’s case.

On 1 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia will insist on concrete agreements that would rule out any further eastward expansion of NATO. This took place after a month of Russia ramping up tensions on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. We asked Ukrainian and international experts what this statement means and why it comes now — read their answers here.

http://euromaidanpress.com/2021/12/03/ukraine-will-become-a-nato-member-when-three-capitals-change-their-views-foreign-minister-says/

6 comments

  1. “According to my calculations, Ukraine will join NATO when three capitals of NATO member states change their view of relations with Ukraine, finally beginning to see Ukraine as an independent and sovereign state, not as an appendage to Russia,” Kuleba said.

    A wild guess would be Berlin, Paris and Budapest. All 3 are Russian lackeys that put business before lives and democracy. Another solution is not changing the position of these 3 enemies of Ukraine, but remove them from NATO. All 3 are well known cowardly appeasers that don’t make NATO any stronger.

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    • In an actual war with Russia and Nato, who would do the fighting? That would be the US, UK, Can and Poland. The rest are irrelevant and crawling with filthy putler shills anyway. Nato is a moribund organisation infested with putinoid scum and run by a clapped out old Marxist.
      We, the allies, should be joining up with the countries menaced by putlerstan, plus any others who will fight putler. Nato isn’t fit for purpose.

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    • Or possibly another, if these countries who are contributing less than 2% GDP and obstructing another nation from joining they could be given probation status or “partnership” status without a vote. In real terms, they are letting OTHER nations fight for the common defense which is not fair.

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    • He’s another idiot that thinks Putler can be turned. Funny how he changed his position 180 degrees after 2003. He also wrote nice articles for clients of a convicted felon so his loyalties are somewhat skeptical. Can you say….rubles….?!

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  2. Disbanding NATO would be the best option for this more or less useless group. Those nations willing and rerady to defend themselves and others should then create a new organization, one in which every member has balls and teeth. Maybe Ukraine could suggest this option to the countries it has been getting the most support.

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