Ukraine should be a full member of the North Atlantic Alliance, not just a privileged partner, so the establishment of the NATO-Ukraine Council should be associated with a clear step that will bring accession to the bloc.
This was stated by Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, the press service of the department informs.
Following talks with his German colleague Annalena Baerbock, Kuleba said that without a decisive step towards membership, the establishment of the NATO-Ukraine Council would look like a tank without a gun.
"To establish the NATO-Ukraine Council in Vilnius without a decisive step towards membership is like providing a tank without a gun. NATO needs Ukraine as a member state of the Alliance, not just a privileged partner," the minister stressed.
In addition, Ukrainian Minister expressed gratitude to the German side for supporting Ukraine.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that instead of joining NATO, US President Joe Biden wants to offer Ukraine 10-year stable military assistance, which is called the "Israeli model" of security.
In addition, we previously reported that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Ukraine can count on new security guarantees from NATO countries at the July summit of the Alliance, but one should not expect to receive an official invitation to membership during a meeting in Lithuania.
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