Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has conceded that, the country will not join NATO. His concession comes as Russia continues to pound Kyiv with shells, others in a move to take-over.
“It is clear that Ukraine is not a member of NATO. We understand that. We are adequate people […] For years, we have heard about the supposedly open door, but we have also heard that we should not enter, and this is true and we must admit it,” He said during a meeting.
He added further that, “the Russian invasion of Ukraine destroyed everything that security in our region and I am sure international security was based on.”
“The weight of the organizations we all hoped for, the force of international conventions. It has also called into question the world’s most powerful alliance, NATO.”
He posed an important question that, “what will be NATO’s response to allies in Eastern Europe if they are already seeking protection, if Russian missiles hit, God forbid, if Russian planes?” adding that, “Help yourself by helping us.”