Breaking news Ukraine’s application to NATO
“We have officially applied for NATO membership,” said Ukrainian President Zelensky. “Today, Ukraine is applying to NATO to make it legally binding. We are taking a decisive step by signing Ukraine’s application for accelerated accession to NATO,” Zelenskiy said. Finally, Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO. If Sweden, Finland and Ukraine also become full members of NATO, the number of member states will rise to 33. NATO leader Stoltenberg said it would be “disaster” if they let Russia win in Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Vlodomir Zelenskiy signed his country’s application for accelerated accession to NATO, saying that they would not engage in any negotiations with Moscow as long as Russian President Vladimir Putin is in office.
In his statement, Zelenskiy said, “Ukraine is a de facto part of NATO. Today, Ukraine is applying to NATO to make it legally binding. We are taking a decisive step by signing Ukraine’s application for accelerated accession to NATO.”
“Ukraine will not hold any negotiations with the Russian Federation as long as Putin is President of Russia,” Zelensky added.
“RUSSIA WOULD NOT STOP”
Stating that Russia started a war against Ukraine on February 24, Zelenskiy said, “If we had not stopped Russia, it would not have stopped at our borders. Other states would have been under attack.” said.
Zelenkiy said that they are determined to take back the Ukrainian lands. “The enemy of not only Ukraine, but also of life, humanity, law and truth, all the lands of our country will be rid of this enemy. Russia already knows this. It feels our strength.” used the phrase.
“That’s why he’s in a hurry. He’s organizing this farce with an annexation attempt. He’s trying to steal something that doesn’t belong to him. He wants to rewrite history and redraw the borders with murders, torture, blackmail and lies. Ukraine won’t let that happen,” Zelenkiy said. he said.
SWEDEN AND FINLAND ALSO APPLIED TO NATO
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been complaining about the expansion of NATO for a long time, cited this complaint as the reason for the war he started against Ukraine.
After Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, non-NATO members Sweden and Finland also applied for NATO membership. Previously, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Georgia also announced that they wanted to become NATO members, but they have not been able to become members until now. Although it was agreed that Georgia and Ukraine would become NATO members in the future, no date was given, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was invited to be included in the Membership Action Plan in 2010.
NATO SECRETARY GENERAL:
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg stated that Russia will never recognize the territories annexed in Ukraine as part of Russia.
About Ukraine’s application for membership, Stoltenberg said, “Ukraine has the right to choose its own path, what kind of security order it will enter.” While using his statements, he said that only 30 NATO members can decide on Ukraine’s membership and that membership requires a unanimous vote.
Stating that the focus of NATO right now is to provide support to Ukraine quickly, Stoltenberg said, “If we let Putin win in Ukraine, it will be disastrous for Ukraine and dangerous for us.” said.
The highlights of Stoltenberg’s statements are as follows:
“No NATO member will recognize this annexation. NATO members support Ukraine’s right to choose its own path. These regions belong to Ukraine. The largest annexation in Europe since World War II was carried out. Russia has done this for the second time in Ukraine. “This is the biggest point of tension since the beginning of the war. Putin has completely failed in his strategic goals. This decision also shows his weakness. Ukraine has the right to take back its own lands.”
HOW IS THE PROCESS IN NATO?
In order for NATO to accept new members, various conditions must be fulfilled and legal processes must be completed. Membership applications of both countries must be voted on in the parliaments of all NATO member states. Turkey had also announced that they would review the process of Sweden and Finland, and then make a decision, due to concerns about the two countries’ stance on terrorism.