The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu, assessed the prospects of Ukraine's accession to NATO and the EU and named the conditions on which membership will depend.

He told about this in an interview 

with TSN.



Yes, according to the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia,

Ukraine will become a member of NATO, but it will definitely not happen tomorrow


And this will be a fundamentally false signal.

Because, another justification for why Putin started this war is actually to avoid the possibility of Ukraine having its own options for the future vision of security," says Reinsalou.

As for joining the EU, according to the Estonian minister,

Ukraine's membership depends on the political consensus of the member countries

and it is a long road.

"Again, I am sure that the authorities of Ukraine will be determined to comply with all these seven points established by the European Commission (for the start of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU - ed.). But one thing is administrative issues, technical work that must be objectively fulfilled. But another, primary issue is always political will. The political will of the citizens of Ukraine is very clear. Now it is also very important to have a consensus, the political will of the EU member states. And this is a long road. Estonia remembers this well . It took us years. But it is also very important to talk about the first steps that we can already take to start technical negotiations regarding the divisions (Membership of Ukraine in the EU - ed.) between the EU, between the European Commission and Ukraine already next year. And this issues that Estonia strongly supports. And so do many countries. And that, I believe,it is very important to continue to take this path step by step," Reinsalu emphasized.

He also expressed confidence that Ukraine will have a future in the EU and thanks to the support of "friends" this road will be shorter for Kyiv.

"It is also possible that political issues will arise. But there are friends on this path. Therefore, this road will be shorter. And, I am sure, Ukraine will have a future in the EU," the Estonian foreign minister is convinced.

We will remind you that on February 28, 2022, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, signed the application for Ukraine's membership in the EU.

On June 23, at the summit in Brussels, the European Council decided to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for the European Union.

It opens up opportunities for Ukraine, in particular access to structural funds of the European Union, the funds from which will be directed to reconstruction.

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