Becoming a member of NATO is believed to be a Ukrainian desire under the leadership of former President Petro Poroshenko, with a desire to have NATO countries provide weapons to help Kiev defend itself against powerful faction attacks. breakaway Russia backed in the East.
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But since 2014, when Kiev started to have this idea, so far, that ambition has remained fragile. It is noteworthy that recently, a Ukrainian diplomat expressed the view that, for Ukraine to join the world’s top military alliance led by the US, Germany must be a strong helper.
The reason is that Ukrainians were sacrificed under Nazi Germany during World War and now is the time for Germans to “repay”.
On April 18, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnyk believes that making Kiev part of NATO depends on Berlin, and the reason for this is that Germany must bear special historical responsibility for Germany’s crimes. commune for the people of Ukraine.
In an interview with the Welt am Sontag newspaper, the Ukrainian diplomat said Germany must “play a leading role for Ukraine to become a NATO member” and “as soon as possible”.
In 2014, Kiev gave up its non-alignment. In 2016, the country determined its foreign policy goal was to join NATO. By 2020, Ukraine must ensure its armed forces are fully compatible with the forces of the Union countries.
In March 2018, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) granted Ukraine the national status of wishing to join the alliance, which officially recognized Kiev’s will to become a full member of the alliance. NATO. This is considered the first step to pave the way for a country to join the alliance.
NATO and Ukraine agree to strengthen bilateral cooperation in 2019 in areas such as training of soldiers, increasing the application of NATO technical standards in this Eastern European country, as well as increasing the safety of its warehouses. rockets and ammunition.
According to a 2019 revelation by Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, former President of Ukraine Mikhail Saakashvili revealed that in 2014, then President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, wanted to exchange the Crimean peninsula so that Ukraine could gain status as a member. members in the EU and NATO. Saakashvili himself does not believe this is correct and said that instability in the Crimean peninsula leads Ukraine will not be able to join the EU or NATO, “because a territorial conflict is emerging”. This was indeed true, as the Russians quickly acted in the chaotic political landscape of Ukraine.
In early April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Twitter to continue expressing his desire to join NATO. “It is time for NATO to act towards Ukraine’s longstanding desire to become a member,” he wrote.
Mr. Volodymyr said Kiev was committed to defense reform at NATO’s request in exchange for membership. “NATO is the only way to end the war in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine as a NATO member will be a real message for Russia,” said Mr. Zelensky.
The President of Ukraine recently expressed his wish for the US administration of President Joe Biden to help the country join NATO.
However, State Department spokesman Ned Price said Ukraine’s accession to NATO was not an urgent issue and stressed that Kiev must complete defense reform first.
Meanwhile, the attempt to join the military alliance with the implication of needing German help was also reacted by the Berlin side. TASS quoted Party Vice Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union Johann Wadephul against the opinion of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany. He noted that “de-escalation is currently required. Therefore, it is clear that Ukraine’s accession to NATO is clearly not on the agenda”.
It should be added that Ukraine’s accession to NATO is also a “red line” that Russia has set with this Western military bloc.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also stressed that Ukraine’s membership in NATO would have no effect in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
“In our opinion, this is only making the situation worse. We suspect that Ukraine wants to join NATO solely for the purpose of solving domestic problems, ”Mr. Peskov added.