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NATO allies agree that Ukraine's path to membership is irreversible - Duda

NATO allies agree that Ukraine's path to membership is irreversible - Duda Photo: Polish President Andrzej Duda (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

At the NATO summit in Washington, Ukraine will not be invited to join the alliance, but there is a consensus among the allies that Ukraine's path to NATO is irreversible, stated Polish President Andrzej Duda.

On the eve of the NATO summit, the President of Poland convened the National Security Council. Opening the meeting, he emphasized that his position and the government’s position on security issues are unified.

Among the expected topics of discussion at the summit, the President mentioned the "status of Ukraine" and its path to NATO.

"Unfortunately, everything indicates that it will not be possible to achieve what I personally sought for Ukraine since the previous summit, namely, an official invitation to Ukraine to join NATO. There is no unity here, but there is one conviction - such decisions must be made to ensure that Ukraine's path to NATO is irreversible," Duda said.

He added that a number of decisions will be made regarding the strengthening of Ukraine, support for the North Atlantic Alliance, and the various forms of security guarantees provided to Ukraine.

NATO Summit

From July 9 to 11, a significant event will take place in Washington - the NATO summit. It is expected to be a key moment for discussing security issues in Europe and the role of the Alliance in the world.

One of the main agenda items will be Ukraine's signing of a new security agreement. As previously reported by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, this document will be another step towards strengthening Ukraine's security.

It is worth noting that the Ukrainian society has already assessed the benefits of security agreements signed with various countries around the world.