Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that his country is filing an expedited “fast-track” application to join NATO.
In his speech Zelensky said that Ukraine was counting on fast-track accession into NATO and that they were already allies.
“De facto, we have already become a NATO ally. We trust each other, we help each other, and we protect each other. This is the Alliance,” Zelensky said.
“Today, Ukraine submits an application to make this de jure. (Our application) would be a formal solidifying of the real state of things we’ve already achieved.”
In his speech, Zelensky also said that Ukraine is ready for peace talks with Russia but with a different Russian president.
“It was our state that repeatedly offered Russia to agree on coexistence on equal, honest, dignified, and fair terms. It is obvious that this is impossible with this Russian president. He does not know what dignity and honesty are. Therefore, we are ready for a dialogue with Russia, but with another president of Russia,” Zelensky added.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged Ukraine’s application to join the alliance saying its bid to join “needs to be taken by consensus.”
Stoltenberg went on to say that “NATO has an open-door policy and every nation, including of course also Ukraine, has the right to choose its own path, including what kind of security arrangements it wants to be a part of.”
And added that “At the same time, any decision on membership has to be taken by consensus. All thirty allies have to agree to make such a decision.”
Stoltenberg also said the main focus of the alliance is continuing to support Ukraine in fighting back against Russia.
NATO rapidly moved to admit Finland and Sweden into the alliance earlier this year after they submitted applications amid fears of Russian aggression.
In his presidential statement for the case of Ukraine acceptance, Zelensky said that Ukraine and NATO have been “de facto” allies throughout the war.
“We are de facto allies. This has already been achieved. De facto, we have already completed our path to NATO. De facto, we have already proven interoperability with the Alliance’s standards, they are real for Ukraine – real on the battlefield and in all aspects of our interaction,” Zelensky said in his statement.
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