Stoltenberg unveils conditions for Ukraine's membership in NATO

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General

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# 30 November 2022 16:09 (UTC +04:00)

"Before joining NATO, Ukraine should win as an independent, sovereign, and democratic country," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference on the second day of the meeting of foreign ministers in Bucharest, APA reports.

"Of course, the precondition to continue negotiations for Ukraine's membership in the Alliance is that Ukraine wins and protects its existence as a sovereign and independent state. We, as NATO, provide any possible military, economic and humanitarian support for Ukraine's victory," Stoltenberg stressed.

He said that another condition is related to the strengthening of political and practical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO: “ NATO supports Ukraine regarding the reforms in Ukraine's army, we have years of cooperation in this area.”

According to the Secretary General of the Alliance, all these steps accelerate Ukraine's membership in NATO, and this process is carried out gradually.