NATO Secretary General Jens

Stoltenberg

emphasized that Ukraine is now closer to the Alliance than ever before.

And its membership is a matter of time.  

He said this on the air of the telethon.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin started this war because he wanted to close NATO's doors and take away Ukraine's right to choose its own path. But he achieved the exact opposite - Ukraine is now closer to NATO than ever before. Ukraine will join NATO, that's not a question." if" and the question is "when". While we are waiting for that day, NATO will continue to support Ukraine - for the sake of your security and ours", Jens Stoltenberg said.

It will be recalled that

NATO admitted that the West was "too optimistic" about the course of the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine in 2023.