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Ukraine’s NATO Membership Is Not ‘Relevant or On the Agenda’: Jens Stoltenberg. Then why didn’t you say so until now??

Ukraine’s NATO membership was never “imminent” and will not be on the agenda in the near future, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday.

“It has been clear for a long time that membership for Ukraine was not something that was imminent, not something which is relevant in the near future,” he said at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

Stoltenberg emphasized that Ukraine has the right to pursue NATO membership and the organization respects every nation’s choice.

Nonetheless, it’s up to the 30 NATO allies to decide whether Ukraine is ready for membership, he said.

Ukraine’s pursuit of NATO membership plays a critical role in the Russia-Ukraine war.

In February 2019, then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a constitutional amendment committing the country to become a member of NATO and the European Union after the parliament passed the bill. Poroshenko told the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine days after he signed the amendment that joining NATO was a guarantee of security for Ukraine.

On the Russian side, Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia needs to lay down “red lines” to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO, saying that Ukraine’s growing ties with the alliance could make it a launchpad for NATO missiles targeted at Russia.

However, the NATO allies were shy about clarifying their stance on letting Ukraine join NATO, though it was clearly not on their agenda before Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

As the war intensified and caused millions of people to flee Ukraine, some NATO leaders started to admit that Ukraine’s membership is not on the agenda and voice objection to membership for the former Soviet Union country openly.

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