Wednesday, September 27, 2023

NATO’s Stoltenberg: Ukraine can join bloc when members agree and conditions are met

Asked about Zelenskiy’s criticism, Stoltenberg said: “There has never been a stronger message from NATO at any time, both when it comes to the political message of the path forward for membership and the concrete support from NATO allies.”

He said previous accessions to the alliance had not been accompanied by a timeline.

“If you look at all the membership processes, there have not been timelines for those processes. They are conditions-based, have always been.”

Reporting by Andrew Gray, writing by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Rosalba O’Brien