In the context of Euro-Atlantic integration, Ukraine is discussing security guarantees with the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
“As for challenges on the path to the Alliance, we would like to have security guarantees. With which countries are we talking about this? We are talking about this with the EU, with the United Kingdom, and with the United States. So far, this is a circle [of countries] with which we discussed this question,” Zelensky said.
He also emphasized that today the issue of NATO membership does not depend on Ukraine.
Zelensky said that Ukraine had demonstrated its strength both on the battlefield and in society, which supports this geopolitical course.
Earlier reports said that Ukraine wants to receive security guarantees from NATO countries at the NATO summit that will be held in Vilnius on July 11-12.
On September 30, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelensky, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal signed Ukraine’s application for an accelerated accession to NATO.