We are working on a multi-year financing package for Ukraine's military sector that will ensure its full interoperability with NATO to thwart any Russian attack - said NATO Secretary General
“We are working on a multi-year financing package for Ukraine's military sector that will ensure its full interoperability with NATO to thwart any Russian attack," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. - Ukraine will be in NATO, and Russia has no veto power here – added the head of the North Atlantic Alliance.
“Ukraine is approaching NATO, the door is open,” Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Friday. The head of NATO emphasized that “Ukraine will be in NATO”, and “the decision on this matter must be taken by the allies” and those in power in Kyiv. “Russia has no veto power here,” said the organization's secretary general.
As he noted, we don't know when the war will end, “but when it is over, we need to put in place the kind of framework that will ensure Ukraine's future security and make sure history doesn't repeat itself.”
ens Stoltenberg also referred to the upcoming NATO summit, which is to be held on July 11-12 in Vilnius. The head of the North Atlantic Alliance expressed his conviction that during the meeting, “the allies will commit themselves to increasing defense spending”. “Two percent of defense spending must be a floor, not a ceiling,” he said.
The NATO secretary general made the reservation that the issue of Ukraine's official invitation to NATO would not be the main topic of the summit in the Lithuanian capital. - We will not discuss inviting Ukraine to NATO, but about how to bring Ukraine closer to the Alliance – he add.
Ukraine has been appealing to the North Atlantic Alliance for security guarantees for months. Discussions on this subject have been going on for some time at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
The talks are attended by members of the Alliance, including Allied Command Europe. On Thursday, security issues were discussed at the summit of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.