From Ukraine they accuse NATO: there is no political will for us to join

Ukraine in NATO? Membership seems to be a long way off. The complaint about the behavior of the Atlantic Alliance towards Kiev came from the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, who accused NATO of lacking “political will” regarding Kiev’s entry. “Anything is possible when there is political will”, the minister wanted to underline in an interview with CNN, in which he referred to Finland’s recent accession, which he said was unimaginable not long ago, but which arrived quickly. “As long as Ukraine remains outside NATO, there will be a risk of repeated Russian aggression against Ukraine,” warned Kuleba, who urged NATO members to “stop making excuses and start the accession process.”

Kuleba then recalled the NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008, at which Ukraine had already welcomed the prospect of future membership. However, after 15 years, the situation is still at an impasse. On the occasion of the next Alliance summit to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July, the Ukrainian government expects concrete commitments from NATO. So far, no precise date has been set for Ukraine’s accession, which is considered unlikely before the end of the war. Its entry into the signatory countries of the Atlantic Pact would imply a direct confrontation between them and Vladimir Putin’s Russia based on article 5 of the founding treaty.

Source: IL Tempo