Ukraine does not expect NATO troops to fight in the war with the Russian aggressor, but seeks guarantees to prevent wars on its territory in the future.
This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba after talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his post on Twitter.
During this conversation, they discussed the upcoming NATO summit, which will be held in Vilnius.
"In general, it makes sense for Allies to take a decisive step towards Ukraine's membership. We do not seek NATO troops on the battlefield to end this war. We strive to get the best guarantees to prevent future wars," Dmytro Kuleba said.
The head of Ukrainian diplomacy stressed that Ukraine "needs clarity" on NATO membership, because fifteen years after 2008, the reality has changed dramatically, and NATO's approach must also change.
During the conversation with Stoltenberg, they also discussed stable supplies of artillery ammunition to ensure the effectiveness of Ukraine's counteroffensive operations.
In addition, according to Kuleba, in order to alleviate the crisis caused by Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka dam, Stoltenberg promised that NATO mechanisms would be used to provide humanitarian assistance.
"In this regard, he will chair tomorrow an emergency meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, convened at my request," the minister added.
Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky told what he expects from the summit of heads of state and government of NATO members, which will be held in Vilnius on July 11 and 12, 2023.
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