US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker thinks Ukraine isn’t ready to join NATO yet, and the Alliance isn’t ready to accept the country, as he told in an interview for one of the Ukrainian channels, Interfax informs.
Kurt Volker noted, that he really respects Ukraine, but the country isn’t ready to join NATO yet, as Ukraine’s security isn’t sufficient for joining the Alliance. Moreover, joining NATO takes a lot of time and should be based on all people’s decision.
As it was reported earlier, Kurt Volker held a meeting with assistant to the President of Russia Vladimir Surkov, in which they discussed the settlement of the Donbas conflict. After that, he and the US Defense Secretary James Mattis came to Kyiv in order to join the celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day, discuss security of the country.