Zelensky announces that Ukraine will apply to join NATO

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Lviv (Ukraine), September 30 (EFE) .- The President of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, announced that this Friday Ukraine will submit an application for admission to NATO through the emergency procedure.

“We are taking a decisive step by signing Ukraine’s request for accelerated access to NATO,” the president said via his Telegram account, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed this Friday the annexation to Russia of the Ukrainian territories controlled by Moscow.

Zelensky pointed out that Ukraine is already “de facto” on its way to becoming a member of the Atlantic Alliance and has demonstrated its “compatibility” with its military standards, which are “real” for Kyiv both on the battlefield and interacting with their allies.

“There is mutual trust, we help each other and we protect each other. It’s the alliance,” he said.

In this perspective, Ukraine will present its candidacy this Friday so that its accession is also a “de jure” reality, in a process “consistent” with the value of Kyiv when it comes to protecting its partners and through the emergency procedure.

Zelensky met this Friday with the National Security Council, a day when Putin signed the annexation treaties with the four partially occupied Ukrainian regions, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Lugansk, which represents about 15% of the extension since the ‘Ukraine.

The passage of the Kremlin comes after referendums not recognized by the international community were held between September 23 and 27 in these territories.

Web edited: Javier Agramunt

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