Ukraine Ready to Join NATO


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has declared that Ukraine is prepared to join NATO, expressing his country’s readiness during the European Political Community summit held in Moldova.


The summit, attended by numerous European leaders, aimed to address security concerns and foster cooperation across the continent.

Standing alongside Moldovan President Maia Sandu, Zelensky emphasized Ukraine’s eagerness to become a member of NATO. He underscored the significance of security guarantees not only for Ukraine but also for neighboring countries like Moldova, given the ongoing aggression by Russia in Ukraine and the potential threat it poses to Europe.

Zelensky arrives at Mimi Castle in Bulboaca, Moldova, on Thursday. Vladislav Culiomza/Reuters

In line with Zelensky’s statement, NATO Secretary-General acknowledged that all alliance members are in agreement that Ukraine will eventually join NATO. Meanwhile, NATO foreign ministers convened in Oslo to discuss the ongoing conflict.

“Ukraine is ready to be in NATO,” Zelensky said, standing alongside Moldovan President Maia Sandu. “We are waiting [for] when NATO will be ready. And I think security guarantees are very important not only for Ukraine, for our neighbours, for Moldova — because of Russia and of their aggression in Ukraine and potential aggression for their part of Europe.”

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President Sandu of Moldova voiced her support for Ukraine and Zelensky’s proposed peace formula, acknowledging Ukraine’s role in safeguarding Moldova’s security. She also advocated for the establishment of a specialized international tribunal to hold accountable those responsible for committing acts of aggression in Ukraine.

The European Political Community summit, which convened for the first time in October 2022, primarily focused on discussions concerning the war in Ukraine and the global energy crisis.

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Zelensky further emphasized Ukraine’s commitment to regional security in a Telegram post, stating, “We are developing a coalition of fighter jets and offering a coalition of Patriots. EU, NATO, peace formula. Everything to protect our future.”

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