President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expressed gratitude to NATO leaders for the promise to accept Ukraine in the Alliance; however, he paid attention that such plans do not contain particular terms as the president’s office reported.
"We are grateful to NATO members for such a logical decision, which fully confirmed the decision of the 2008 Bucharest NATO Summit. At the same time, the decision of this year's Summit lacks specific time frames for the next steps in our rapprochement with NATO, which we expected,” Zelensky underlined.
He promised to continue the course toward reforms in the sphere of security and defense to meet the standards of reconcilability with NATO member states even more.
The president will continue the discussion of the Euro-Atlantic of Ukraine in his further bilateral talks with leaders of NATO countries. Particularly, he intends to raise this issue during the meeting with American President Joe Biden during the planned visit to the United States.
“Ukraine's role in ensuring global security must be properly assessed,” Zelensky concluded.
As we reported, NATO leaders adopted the declaration in which they confirmed the decision of the 2008 Bucharest NATO Summit that Ukraine will enter the Alliance in the future. Meanwhile, Kyiv has to promote reforms.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky negotiated with his French counterpart Emmanual Macron and brought up the matter of Ukraine's membership in NATO. During the visit to Poland, Zelensky discussed this topic with his colleague Andrzej Duda. The Polish leader, in turn, claimed that participants in the NATO summit in June will discuss the road map for Ukraine's entry to the Alliance.