(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, seems dissatisfied with reports that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, which is currently taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania, will result in an offer of increased support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion but not a full membership offer in NATO.
On Tuesday morning, Zelensky posted on social media to reassure NATO members that Ukraine will always “value our allies,” but would insist on “respect” — and it’s clear from his comments that he believes the suggested language for inviting Kyiv to start a protracted application process for NATO membership, with an uncertain time frame and numerous conditions to be met, is disrespectful.
We value our allies. We value our shared security. And we always appreciate an open conversation.
Ukraine will be represented at the NATO summit in Vilnius. Because it is about respect.
But Ukraine also deserves respect. Now, on the way to Vilnius, we received signals that…
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) July 11, 2023
“It’s unprecedented and absurd when [a] time frame is not set, neither for the invitation nor for Ukraine’s membership. While at the same time vague wording about ‘conditions’ is added even for inviting Ukraine. It seems there is no readiness neither to invite Ukraine to NATO, nor to make it a member of the Alliance,” Zelensky fumed.
“This means that a window of opportunity is being left to bargain Ukraine’s membership in NATO in negotiations with Russia,” he said. “And for Russia, this means motivation to continue its terror.”
“Uncertainty is weakness. And I will openly discuss this at the summit,” he concluded.
Zelensky “expects to receive clear security guarantees and a clear prospect of membership in the Alliance” before the NATO summit finishes on Wednesday, according to the official news agency of Ukraine, Ukrinform.
Before leaving for Vilnius on Monday, Zelensky stated that he anticipates being given a straightforward process and schedule for Ukraine to become a full member of NATO.
“We are currently deciding on the exact phrasing of such a confirmation, but we already know that Ukraine will be a part of the alliance. And we are aiming to make the algorithm for becoming a member as simple and quick as possible,” he stated on Monday night in a nationwide video address.
“Even though many opinions have been expressed, it is still obvious that Ukraine deserves to be a part of the alliance. We need a loud signal right now since there is a battle,” he added.
In response to persistent rumors that Ukraine will not be granted membership while it is still being attacked by Russian forces, he remarked, “And we need this signal right now.”
NATO + Ukraine = ❤️
— UNITED24.media (@United24media) July 11, 2023
While stating that the summit would deliver a “positive and strong message on Ukraine and the path forward for membership,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hinted that the first steps would not soon be done.
NATO allies have agreed to simplify the process of Ukraine's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said .
"We reiterated that Ukraine will become a member of NATO and agreed to cancel the requirements for an action plan for membership in the… pic.twitter.com/g9tPnNDMP0
— NOELREPORTS 🇪🇺 🇺🇦 (@NOELreports) July 11, 2023
“Even if the Russian invasion ends sooner,” according to Stoltenberg, “NATO would still provide Ukraine with improved military assistance over the next few years, but not membership,” he said, signs that “NATO’s door is open.”
Even before the Vilnius summit gets underway, according to NATO insiders, the debate over Ukraine’s status is all but gone. Instead, the alliance sees an “Israel-style” partnership of mutual support without full membership.
The average length of NATO’s agreements with Israel is ten years, consistent with Stoltenberg’s expectation of a multi-year support package.
These are undoubtedly the rumors that enraged Zelensky on Tuesday, particularly in light of rumors that Sweden’s NATO application may eventually be approved following obstinate political opposition from Turkey.
Zelensky seemed upset about the possibility that Sweden would be dragged into NATO before Ukraine even received an official invitation.
Although it is evident that NATO is growing in response to Russian aggression, the main object of that aggression is not expressly mentioned in the expansion plan.
On Tuesday, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be “disappointed” with the outcome of the NATO summit.
NATO REJECTS UKRAINE AT SUMMIT
“I think you’d have riots on the streets overnight if Ukraine were allowed into NATO… because that would effectively mean a third world war.”@RaheemKassam joins @JackPosobiec to discuss what kind of message is sent by NATO rejecting Ukraine.… pic.twitter.com/0eQ1ezVY9N
— Real America's Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) July 11, 2023
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NATO refuses to give Zelensky even a potential timeline on membership.
Zelensky calls this “absurd” and that Ukraine “deserves respect”. Claiming “Ukraine will make NATO stronger”.
It appears NATO are abandoning Ukraine for dead! pic.twitter.com/TQQnYYsMbZ
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) July 11, 2023
Zelensky’s public outrage, according to several senior NATO diplomats who spoke to Politico on Tuesday, was “unprofessional and offensive.”
One ambassador stated, “I am critical of many aspects and particularly the attitude of some allies, but I think that this is not a thoughtful and fair approach.”
“Allies agree that NATO is Ukraine’s proper future home, regardless of how our communiqué is worded, and that only we and they have the authority to decide this. So, according to another, the membership perspective is undeniably strong and unambiguous,” another ambassador added.
These two ambassadors sympathized with Zelensky’s annoyance but advised the Ukrainian leader to accept NATO’s offer politely.
Ukraine denied NATO Admission. https://t.co/ZGTkA0UgIq
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) July 11, 2023
The NATO leaders who were least willing to commit to Ukraine’s full membership included the United States and Germany.
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