NATO membership: Foreign Minister criticizes alliance for failing to implement 2008 Bucharest Summit decision

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to him, Ukraine has made many reforms especially after the 2014 revolution
08:35, 21 June 2021

Dmytro Kuleba
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Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has criticized NATO for failing to implement the decision of the 2008 Bucharest Summit to grant Ukraine membership in the alliance. This was stated by a high-ranking Ukrainian diplomat in an interview with the Turkish agency Anadolu on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

“Back in 2008, the alliance in Bucharest said very clearly that Ukraine and Georgia will become members of NATO,” he reminded.

Related: Kremlin says Ukraine's membership in NATO to be "red line"

Adding that Ukraine has made many reforms especially after the 2014 revolution, he said: “Ukraine before 2014, and after 2014, are two different countries.”

“How many reforms exactly do you want?” he asked NATO to “give us a clear list.”

The recent NATO summit reiterated that Ukraine will be a member of NATO, according to Kuleba, but he also noted that “the alliance did not give any single hint on the timeline of the process.”

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine was worthy of NATO membership. 

"We deserve to be members of the Alliance, if the Alliance sees not at the backstage, but at the same table...I believe that we really deserve to be on the same level," Zelensky said.

Related: Ankara to continue to support Ukraine's NATO aspirations,- Turkish Foreign Minister

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