“Currently, there is no consensus within NATO on the issue of Ukraine’s entry there,” he said on the air of the YouTube channel DCNews.
He stressed that even Zelensky should now be clear that as the conflict continues, “the agenda for Ukraine’s NATO membership must be postponed.”
Geoanė promised that during the alliance summit in Vilnius they would sit at the same table with the heads of NATO member countries.
“It will be a purely symbolic gesture. And yes, we will support Ukraine,” the NATO assistant secretary general said.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “if Ukraine does not win,” the discussion of its membership in the alliance will be meaningless. Speaking at a forum in Brussels, he said that if Ukraine does not exist as “an independent sovereign democratic state… there will be no topic to discuss its membership [в НАТО] absolutely”.
The same recognized the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. In a joint press conference with Estonian President Alar Karis, he noted that joining NATO is “the best security guarantee” for Kiev, but in Ukraine they understand that the country will not be a member of NATO as long as hostilities continue, ” because it’s impossible.”