For the security of Ukraine, it is vitally important to take more than just half measures or half steps, that is why we insist on membership in NATO, — Kira Rudik

Ukraine must get security guarantees and learn about the clear steps to join NATO after the end of the war. Just cooperation with the Alliance, like the cooperation between the US and Israel, is acceptable only for now, but not for the future. An MP of Ukraine, leader of the Golos party, ALDE vice-president Kira Rudik emphasized this in her opinion for FNF.

«At the moment, there is an active conversation about alternative models of relations between Ukraine and the Alliance. The relationship between the US and Israel is an example. What Ukraine now has with NATO is similar, and it is an acceptable situation for now (although it needs specifics and documentation of obligations), but not for the future. Taking more than just half-measures or half-steps for our security is vitally important to us, which is why we insist on membership in the Alliance.

We are all aware that it is impossible for Ukraine to join NATO while a full-scale war continues. However we must have a documented, straightforward plan to join the Alliance immediately after the end of the war. Finland has shown that with mutual consent it is possible to do this quickly and without a Membership Action Plan (MAP)», — emphasized the leader of Golos.

russia only understands and respects strength, so the world must act accordingly. And Ukraine's full membership in the Alliance will be a guaranteed factor in deterring the aggressor.

«The power of Article 5 lies precisely in the prospect of being fought off by a stronger, more technological, and much better opponent than you. And no matter how crazy the kremlin helmsman is, he is perfectly aware. That is why our membership in the Alliance is a guarantee that war will not repeat itself in the heart of Europe. For years, Ukraine has heard the maxim that «NATO's door is open». But we could not enter this door without invitation. It’s time to change that», — sums up the MP.