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Ukraine President rules out alignment with NATO



The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said on Tuesday his country would not become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The President, who stated this at a meeting with the leaders of the United Kingdom Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) in London, acknowledged that Ukraine’s accession to NATO would not happen.

He said: “For years we’ve heard the opposite, open doors, However, it is not.

“Our people understand this, and we are beginning to count on our own strength.

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“We realized that Ukraine will not become a member of NATO. We understand this, we are adequate people.

“Kyiv needs new formats of interaction with the West and separate security guarantees.”

Ukraine is currently involved in a face-off with Russia following the neighbour’s invasion of the country on the order of President Vladmir Putin on February 24.

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