US Presidential Assistant for National Security Robert O'Brien denies the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO in the near future, due to a conflict with the Russian Federation. O'Brien said it at a forum on international security in Halifax, TASS reported.
“As for Ukraine and NATO, I don’t think that this (Ukraine’s joining the alliance - ed.) is on the agenda now. I don’t think that NATO would be interested in accepting Ukraine and entering direct conflict with Russia,” O'Brien replied when asked about Ukraine's current perspectives of NATO membership.
He has added that the West does not want to have a conflict with Moscow, and the idea of the North Atlantic Alliance is to prevent and deter the war with Russia.
At the same time, O'Brien confirmed the intention of the United States to continue to support Kyiv in its confrontation with Moscow.
As we reported, on Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Alliance members to provide more resources in order to support Ukraine and Georgia.
He also reminded about their importance as partners of the Alliance in the Black Sea region.