Ukraine meets two main requirements for NATO membership, Ambassador Prystaiko says
Vadym Prystaiko emphasized that Ukraine can contribute to the security of NATO countries (Photo:US Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine / Facebook)
Being a European country with a capable military, Ukraine meets two fundamental criteria for NATO membership, Ukraine's Ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, said in an interview with NV on March 2.
"There are two main requirements for any NATO member that are spelled out: the country must belong to the region, and it must be able to contribute to the common security," said Prystaiko.
“Ukraine meets both of these criteria, there are no other criteria in the North Atlantic Treaty.”
The diplomat emphasized that NATO has already re-asserted itself as one of the most powerful security organizations, and Ukraine should become a member of the alliance "precisely because we are now a superpower and can make our contribution."
He added that Ukraine’s doctrinal documents clearly spell out Kyiv’s aspirations for NATO membership.
In February, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy predicted that Ukraine would join NATO after the war with Russia ends. Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov also said that Ukraine has already become a “de facto” member of the alliance.
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