Violetta Orlova 17:55, 03/20/22 UNIAN
The Ukrainian president noted that if Ukraine had been accepted into the Alliance earlier, the Russian Federation would not have attacked now.
Zelensky said that he personally asked Ukraine to give a clear answer on NATO membership \ president.gov.ua
If Ukraine had been accepted into NATO, Russia would not have invaded the country.
This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with CNN.
“If we were a NATO member, the war would not have started. I would like to receive security guarantees for my country, for my people. If NATO members are ready to see us in the Alliance, then accept us immediately, because people are dying every day,” he stressed. Zelensky.
“But if you are not ready to save the lives of our people, if you just want to see us between two worlds, in this dubious position, when we do not understand whether you can accept us or not – do not put us in this situation of uncertainty,” he said. to the Alliance President.
He noted that he personally asked the leadership of the Alliance to directly say that NATO will accept us in a year, two or five, or simply say “no” clearly. And the answer was very clear: “You will not become a member of NATO, but officially the doors will remain open.”