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Zelensky in interview with CNN: Biden supports Ukraine's NATO aspirations, but membership issue depends not only on him

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that his American counterpart Joe Biden supports Kyiv's aspirations to join NATO
08:06, 13 September 2021

President Volodymyr Zelensky
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that his American counterpart Joe Biden supports Kyiv's aspirations to join NATO. He stated this in an interview with CNN.

"During our meeting, I asked him very bluntly: "What about NATO, what about Ukraine, how about our NATO membership and when can it be?" I say as I remember - not all words will be correct. But the main meaning of his speech was that it was not just one phrase, we talked about the alliance and NATO membership in general for about 20 or 30 minutes: "I think you should be there, but it not only depends on my decision," this is how Zelensky conveyed the essence of the dialogue with Biden on Ukraine's entry into NATO.

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According to him, he understands that the issue of Ukraine's membership in NATO also depends on the position of the leaders of major European countries. However, Zelensky says that during a meeting with Biden, he told him that it was his decision that could make the path for Ukraine to the North Atlantic Alliance shorter, more transparent and clearer.

meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took place in Washington on September 1.

On September 2, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in California within the working visit to the U.S. The same day, Zelensky held a meeting with Chief Executive Officer of Apple company Tim Cook.

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