Ukraine Remains Committed to NATO Integration - Official Statement after the Summit

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Official Kyiv believes Ukraine already meets NATO standards and is committed to integration.

Zhovkva, who heads the Ukrainian delegation to the summit, said he was satisfied with its results and stressed that Kyiv was on its way to joining the Alliance. "No one removes Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration from the agenda," said Zhovkva to our journalist in Madrid.

Igor Zhovkva stresses he sees new opportunities for Ukraine by inviting Sweden and Finland to join NATO, avoiding the MAP mechanism. "We have noted this possibility," the official said, explaining it also provided an opportunity for other applicants.

The deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine is convinced that Ukraine is already compatible with the Alliance's standards.

"Today, during the war, it is difficult to say that Ukraine does not meet NATO standards, whether in terms of strategy or tactics of military actions. Ukraine is at war not with the world's second army but not with the weakest one. And we prove every day that we are compatible with NATO standards," he said.

Zhovkva stresses that NATO membership remains the best guarantee of security for Ukraine.

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