The United States will not let anyone close the door to NATO membership. Wendy Sherman, the United States Deputy Secretary of State reported that during the telephone briefing.
"We will not allow anyone to contradict NATO's "open door" policy, which has always been central to the Alliance. We will not abandon bilateral cooperation with sovereign states that intend to cooperate with the United States", Sherman said.
She also added that Wahsington is not going to discuss the matters that concern other countries without their due participation.
Earlier, Russia demanded that NATO rescind a 2008 commitment to Ukraine and Georgia that they would one day become members. In particular, this follows from the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, made public by its press service on December 10, shortly after the conversation between the presidents of the United States and Ukraine.