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U.S. confirms clear perspective for Ukraine's membership in Alliance

U.S. confirms clear perspective for Ukraine's membership in Alliance Photo: The U.S. confirmed Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic perspective (Getty Images)

NATO doors for Ukraine remain open, and it will definitely become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance, said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a joint briefing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Washington.

The head of American diplomacy confirmed the official Washington position regarding Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic prospects.

"I think that the process that we are observing in a record short time - first with Finland, and now with Sweden - demonstrates that NATO's doors are open, they remain open, including for Ukraine, which will become a member of NATO," he said.

Blinken noted that the aggression of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin against Ukraine pushes European countries to join the Alliance to protect their citizens and sovereignty.

Relations between Ukraine and NATO

In January 2024, the first meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council took place in a military format at the level of military commanders.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg wants to invite Ukraine to full membership in NATO "at a certain stage."

Meanwhile, the Alliance will have to prepare for Russia's strikes on objects throughout Europe, particularly in Germany, if the Kremlin initiates a war against the alliance.