Ukraine is not ready to join NATO – Walker

Украина пока не готова вступить в НАТО – Волкер

The US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker

The special representative of the United States believes that Ukraine needs to conduct reforms before raising the issue of its accession to NATO.

US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Ukraine is not ready to join NATO, and the Alliance is not ready to accept it. About this, Walker said in an interview with the online channel Direct.

“The US, EU, Russia – everyone needs to understand that Ukraine is an independent state. Nobody can say when to join NATO. But this does not mean that Ukraine is close to that to get an invitation for NATO membership. This process takes a long time,” said Walker.

He also stressed that the country needs to conduct a qualitative reform before we raise the question of Ukraine’s accession to NATO.

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