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Macron names two NATO countries that oppose Ukraine's membership

Macron names two NATO countries that oppose Ukraine's membership Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

The United States and Germany oppose Ukraine's accession to NATO, according to French President Emmanuel Macron.

According to him, the governments of the United States and Germany are strongly opposing Ukraine's invitation to join NATO.

"In the end, it will be a decision by the allies to invite Ukraine to join NATO," Macron said.

The French president also reminded that the Ukrainian authorities were extremely dissatisfied with the lack of an invitation at the previous NATO summit held in Vilnius.

"The Ukrainians were quite annoyed when they concluded that the door was open, but not that much. And I think the scenario for the Washington summit is the same," he added.

NATO Summit in Washington

From July 9-11, another NATO summit will be held in Washington.

The issue of Ukraine's NATO membership will be one of the central topics at the summit.

According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, NATO member country leaders intend to discuss a "roadmap" for Ukraine's accession.

According to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Douglas Jones, during the summit, the North Atlantic Alliance will offer Ukraine "concrete ways" to accelerate its future membership in NATO.

Additionally, one of the main agenda items will be the signing of a new security agreement for Ukraine. As President Volodymyr Zelenskyy previously stated, this document will be another step towards strengthening Ukraine's security.

For more details on Ukraine's expectations from the summit, read the material by RBC-Ukraine.