The NATO summit will take place today, on June 14, in Brussels. It is expected that the decision will be made on the development of the new strategic policy of the Alliance.
On the eve of the summit, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that “the gathering of 30 world leaders a pivotal moment for our Alliance and for our collective security”.
The main agenda includes Russia and China that “oppose international order based on rules”, the threat of terrorism, cyber-attacks, climate change.
Talking about the expectations of the summit toward Ukraine, the Secretary-General concluded that the allies support the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Kyiv, as well as the policy of open doors. Meanwhile, he underlined that currently the focus of Ukraine and Georgia should be focused on the reforms.
“We will continue to help and support them in the fulfillment of these reforms,” Stoltenberg assured.
According to the White House, allies will commit to implementation of new military concepts and strategies that strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense posture to meet threats from Russia and elsewhere. NATO also continues to monitor the Russian deployments in and around Ukraine.
As we reported, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden supports Ukraine's NATO aspirations.
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.