Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has recognized that his country would not join NATO, which was one of Russia’s objectives before the invasion.
According to a translation of his remarks made via video connection at a meeting of the leaders of the United Kingdom’s Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) in London on Tuesday morning, March 15, Zelensky conceded that Ukraine’s NATO membership would not materialize.
“We’ve heard the contrary for years, open doors,” he remarked, according to the Ukrainian news portal Trukha.
“Our people realize this, and we’re starting to rely on our own resources,” he continued.
Zelensky was reported by Nexta as saying: “We realized Ukraine would not be admitted to NATO.
We are aware of this, and we are capable individuals.”
“Kyiv need new forms of engagement with the West as well as distinct security assurances.”