Results of NATO Summit in Vilnius are "good, but would be better if there was an invitation" — Zelenskyy

Results of NATO Summit in Vilnius are "good, but would be better if there was an invitation" — Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the results of the NATO summit "good" for Ukraine. However, he believes the results would be better if Ukraine received an invitation to join NATO.

He said this at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

"We can state that the results of the summit are good, but if there had been an invitation, they would have been perfect," Zelenskyy said.

In his opinion, "there was a result and specific points" at the Vilnius summit that bring Ukraine closer to NATO.

According to the President, during his meetings with partners, he heard important signals that Ukraine would indeed become a NATO member when the conditions are right, that is, "when it is safe on our land" (referring to Ukraine's victory in the Russian-Ukrainian war — ed.)

"We understand that some people are really afraid to talk about our membership in NATO now, because no one wants a world war, and this is also understandable and logical. But we are civilised and sane people. Ukraine is fighting and understands that it cannot be a NATO member while there is a war," the President stressed.

Zelenskyy calls the provision of security guarantees to Ukraine from the G7 countries a "substantial achievement." Currently, Ukraine has no security guarantees from its partners.

It will be recalled that Bloomberg, citing its sources, wrote that the leaders of the G7 countries are close to reaching an agreement to start negotiations with Ukraine on bilateral security commitments. These commitments are aimed at strengthening Ukraine's ability to defend itself and deter future Russian aggression. This includes the provision of modern military equipment. Priority will be given to supplying Ukraine with air defence systems, long-range artillery, and armoured vehicles. At the same time, Ukraine will commit to continuing reforms in the law enforcement and judicial systems, economy, and security and defence sectors.