Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, hopes that the summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Vilnius will be able to change the perception of Ukraine’s membership in NATO, moving away from the decision of the Bucharest summit.
Source: Kuleba on air of the national 24/7 newscast
Quote: “I want the allies in Vilnius to bury the Bucharest decision of 2008 and find and give birth to a new solution that will simplify and accelerate Ukraine’s path to NATO membership,” Kuleba said, adding that this requires a lot of conversations with partners.
According to the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, membership in NATO is “the last major problem of Ukraine’s foreign policy, which has not budged since February of last year.”
“We moved all the topics: membership in the EU, armaments of Ukraine, reforms, relations with Africa and other regions of the world. We raised virgin land – all of it. We have one hectare of virgin land left untouched – it is NATO membership. And we have to raise this virgin land,” he added.
“Yes, after that, there will be a lot of work. But we have to raise this virgin land,” the head of Ukrainian diplomacy concluded.