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British Prime Minister: Ukraine Will Become a Member of NATO, We Can Work on it Right Now

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is confident that Ukraine will join NATO in the future, and allies can work on its rapprochement with the Alliance today.

This was reported by a correspondent of “Ukrainska Pravda” from a meeting of Ukrainian journalists with Sunak, writes ” European Truth “.

“I agree with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, who said that Ukraine will become a NATO member. But we also need to focus on the current situation. For me, this means making sure that we have a plan to continue supporting Ukrainian security – not only immediately, but and in the long term,” he said.

He noted that “part of this is the exercise that we are doing.” 

“This is a good example of what you want to do. Because ideally, on the path to NATO membership, you need to provide Ukraine with more standard NATO equipment, and also ensure that all the forces of different countries are interoperable and how they use this equipment, so training Ukrainian NATO tactics pilots are also part of this process. These are things that we can work on right now, and we must work to strengthen the security of Ukraine in the long term,” he added.

According to him, he told his partners and allies that this conversation “should be carried on.” 

“We have to make sure we’re talking about Ukraine’s long-term future, and that means, as I said, providing more standard NATO equipment, finding ways to improve operational readiness and really making sure we’re thinking about Ukraine’s long-term defense needs, especially about things like air defense, for example, and about other things. These are all the conversations that I want to have with our allies,” Sunak said.

Sunak also confirmed that London is ready to help other countries that decide to provide planes to Ukraine, noting that  this task is difficult for Britain itself.

In addition, the British Prime Minister believes that long-range weapons and accelerating support for Ukraine can accelerate  the decisive advantage of Ukrainian troops on the battlefield.

Source : Pravda