Ukraine is applying to join NATO in an accelerated procedure, announced the president of the country, Volodymyr Zelensky. This information was provided by the head of state after Friday’s session of the National Security and Defense Council. On that day, Vladimir Putin announced the joining of four regions of Ukraine to Russia.
In fact, we have already made our way to NATO. In fact, we have already proved compliance with NATO standards. (…) Today Ukraine is submitting a motion to do it de jure. In accordance with a procedure that suits our importance for the defense of our entire community. In an expedited manner the president announced.
Ukraine is ready for dialogue with Russia, but when its president changes Zelenskiy said.
The current president of Russia “does not know what dignity and honesty are,” emphasized Zelenskiy. So we are ready for dialogue with Russia, but already with another Russian president – added.
We are completing the dismantling of the Russian influence on Ukraine, Europe and the world Zelenskiy said. He called on MPs to support the law providing for the nationalization of all Russian assets in Ukraine.
During his speech in the form of a video, the president announced that his country was applying for joining NATO in an accelerated procedure. The motion was signed by the head of state, the speaker of parliament, Ruslan Stefanchuk, and the Minister of Defense, Oleksiy Reznikov.
On Friday, Vladimir Putin announced the inclusion of four Ukrainian oblasts: Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson, where fake referenda were held on September 23-27.
The annexation of the occupied territories in the Donbas, as well as in the south of Ukraine, is the third violation of the territorial integrity of the neighboring country formally approved by the Kremlin. In March 2014, Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, and on February 21, three days before the invasion of Ukraine, Putin announced the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as independent states. The alleged “defense of the Russian-speaking population of Donbas” then served as a propaganda justification for the war.