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 Ukraine Will Become NATO Member When Ready - Secretary General

Speaking at a forum in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that Ukraine will become a member of NATO when it is ready.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN.

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When asked about the prospects of Ukraine's membership in the Alliance, he stressed that the decision of the Bucharest NATO summit that Ukraine will become a member of the Alliance when it is ready for it remains in force, as well as the open door policy.

"I was at the summit in Bucharest in 2008, where we decided to declare that Ukraine and Georgia will become members of NATO. Since then, Ukraine has decided not to initiate [the process]. Therefore, this issue is not on the agenda," the secretary general of NATO said.

Stoltenberg also stated that NATO should be ready to use military force to ensure the safety of its member countries.

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"We must be ready to resort to military force if necessary," he said, calling on Russia to cease actions that destabilize the situation in Ukraine.


 
 
 
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