Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party is ready to postpone its goal of joining NATO in exchange for security guarantees. The Sloha Narudo party said yesterday: “Allianz is not ready to accept Ukraine for at least the next 15 years and has made it clear.” So it is time to talk about concrete guarantees before joining NATO.
“The United States, Turkey and Ukraine’s neighboring countries can become guarantors,” the statement said. In addition, Russia must affirm without a doubt that it recognizes the Ukrainian state and “guarantees that it will not threaten our state.” Since 2019, the goal of joining NATO has been specified in the Ukrainian constitution. Russia is demanding that Ukraine abandon it and declare itself neutral.
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The ruling party again refused any territorial concessions to Russia. “We do not even theoretically consider the possibility (…) of ceding parts of our territory. This is unacceptable. Our Ukraine – which includes Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea. “
Previously, Zelensky showed that he was ready to hold talks with the American station ABC on the status of the eastern Ukrainian separatist regions and Crimea in the Black Sea, which were annexed by Russia. However, he also emphasized that he would not respond to Russian demands to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed “people’s republics” and Russian rule of Crimea.
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