Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a straightforward answer to the question of whether Ukraine would join NATO. He says NATO membership will ensure the security of his country. He has ruled out the possibility of a compromise on this issue. News from the BBC.
Ukraine indicated that it was moving towards a compromise to resolve the crisis. Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Vadim Praistiko, said this week that the country would refrain from joining NATO if it did not want to go to war with Russia. But on Thursday, the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, spoke differently.
Volodymyr Zelensky told the BBC: “NATO, a military alliance of Western nations, is guaranteeing security. Should we leave this path and walk another path? For us, this is the guarantee of not losing our freedom. He says his country is on its way to joining NATO. And joining the European Union is a long way off. Zelensky also said that the path to joining NATO was important for him as president.
Asked if any other European country was pressuring Ukraine not to join NATO, Zelensky said: “We cannot keep our eyes closed. Not only Russia wants to join NATO.
Zelensky, meanwhile, has ruled out holding a referendum on joining NATO. He said that Ukraine wants to be a member of NATO, it is written in the constitution.
However, Zelensky also questioned the position of EU countries on the Ukraine crisis. He says some EU countries are playing for Russia, which is actually wrong.