In fact, Ukraine has already joined NATO, although it has not formally become a member of the Alliance.
This was stated by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, in an interview with the BBC.
"Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine have become NATO members. De facto, but not de jure. Because we have weapons and an understanding of how to use them... I am sure that in the near future we will become de jure NATO members," - said Reznikov.
Reznikov also expressed confidence that Ukraine will receive long-awaited weapons from the West, including tanks and fighter jets.
According to him, Russia is losing about 500-600 of its soldiers every day in all directions on the front.
Reznikov also did not rule out that Russia could try to gather "forces, ammunition and weapons" for an offensive from areas it has already occupied in the south and east.
We will remind you that in December 2022, the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna reported that
all 30 NATO member countries
agree with the need for the country to join the Alliance.
In the same month, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced that the country
would join the Alliance after overcoming
He assured that the accession to NATO will take place on fundamentally different terms than it could have happened between 2008 and 2022 - when Ukraine was denied entry due to intimidation by the Kremlin.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyi emphasized that rhetoric about
's "open door" for Ukraine is not enough today.
Our country expects real steps from the Alliance.
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