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Ukraine's accession to NATO : Minister reacts to proposals to give up territory

Ukraine's accession to NATO : Minister reacts to proposals to give up territory Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba (Photo: RBC-Ukraine, Vitalii Nosach)

Those who suggest that Ukraine make territorial concessions in exchange for NATO membership should first do the same with their territories, according to the comment of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, during a conversation with journalists at the NATO headquarters as part of the Ukraine-NATO Council meeting.

"These people should suggest it to their own governments to give up their territory, to give up their people. And if they do so, then I am ready to listen to their arguments," he said.

According to Kuleba, for some reason, it's always easier to advise others to surrender and make concessions.

"But somehow, it's always easy to advise someone else to give up and make concessions. First, they should do it themselves, " suggested the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ukraine-NATO Council

The Ukraine-NATO Council was established following the NATO summit in Vilnius in July 2023. In particular, at the foreign ministers' meeting of NATO countries on November 28-29, recommendations on Ukraine's accession to the Alliance will be given. The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, will also participate in this meeting.

Recall that in July 2023, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, stated that there is still no clarity regarding the conditions for Ukraine's future NATO membership. What these conditions are and how they should be formulated remain unknown.