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White House: NATO doors should be open to countries including Ukraine

by YCPress

May 7 2021 U.S. White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said on May 6 when asked about Ukraine’s accession to NATO, the Biden administration believes that THE DOOR OF NATO should be open to eligible countries.

“The Biden administration is following the principle that NATO’s doors should be open to countries willing to join, provided that they can meet their obligations to join and contribute to strengthening security in the Euro-Atlantic,” she told a news conference. ”

She gave a positive answer to a question about whether that meant the United States supported Ukraine’s nato membership.

In addition, U.S. Secretary of State John Blinken said during a visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Saturday that the United States is “actively considering” strengthening cooperation with Ukraine in the security field.

In December 2014, Ukraine’s Supreme Rada amended two laws to give up the country’s non-aligned status. In June 2016, other amendments were passed to make NATO membership a national foreign policy goal. In February 2019, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a constitutional amendment that sets out Ukraine’s approach to EU and NATO membership. Ukraine has become the sixth country to gain NATO’s status as an enhanced partner.

Recently, due to the tense situation in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian President Zelenko on several occasions to mention Ukraine’s accession to NATO. In a telephone call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, he said Ukraine’s accession to NATO was the only way to end the conflict in Donbass, eastern Ukraine.