At the NATO summit in Vilnius, we have a chance to restore Euro-Atlantic integration, — Kira Rudik
The Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution calling on the member states of the North Atlantic Alliance to appeal to their governments and promote the adoption of joint documents with Ukraine, so that at the spring session of the NATO PA in Luxembourg and the Vilnius NATO Summit, Ukraine's accession to the Alliance will be brought as close as possible. And this is part of the great and painstaking diplomatic work that is being done to make these summits successful for Kyiv. An MP of Ukraine, leader of the Golos party, ALDE vice-president Kira Rudik announced this on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada.
«We understand that there is a list of allied countries that already unquestionably support Ukraine's ambitions to become a member of NATO, but there is also a lot of skepticism. This process now resembles diplomatic negotiations before Ukraine received the status of a candidate for EU membership. From the beginning, not many people believed it was possible, but we got what we wanted. It is clear that while there is a war in Ukraine, we are unlikely to get full membership in NATO, but we also understand that we can take all the necessary steps to move forward as much as possible», — emphasized the MP.
According to Kira Rudik, Ukraine's accession to NATO is a win for us and for the Alliance itself. Ukraine will have security guarantees, and NATO will have the most capable army with real combat experience of a full-scale war.
«After the victory, Ukraine will be a country with one of the most qualified and motivated armies in Europe, a country that already works according to NATO standards. That is why we have every chance and right to be a member of the Alliance. The security of Europe and the security of the free world will be based on Ukraine and our ability to defend ourselves. Now in Vilnius we have an opportunity to restore our Euro-Atlantic integration and this is the goal we must go to and do everything possible to get NATO membership», — stressed the leader of Golos.