Zelensky: “Ukraine will not become a member of NATO”
On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine as part of its effort to stop Ukraine from joining The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Now, with millions of Ukrainians displaced from their homeland, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that Ukraine will no longer join NATO.
Zelensky now appears to have accepted that Ukraine will not become a member of NATO, one of the demands made by Russia before it invaded. According to a translation of his comments in a speech, Zelensky said that Ukraine had “realized” it would not become part of the Western military alliance.
“For years we’ve heard the opposite, open doors, However, it is not,” he said Tuesday according to Ukrainian news outlet, Trukha. “Our people understand this, and we are beginning to count on our own strength,” he added.
In a video below, Zelensky said: “Ukraine will not become a member of NATO.”