Ukraine Files Accelerated Application to Join NATO

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Ukraine is attempting to expedite their enrollment into NATO.

.@ZelenskyyUa Today Ukraine is submitting its application for @NATO Membership. — Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) September 30, 2022

On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine will submit an “accelerated” application to join the military alliance. This comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin made it known that Russia annexed four Ukrainian regions that they occupied in conflict.

“We trust each other, we help each other and we protect each other. This is what the Alliance is. De facto. Today, Ukraine is applying to make it de jure,” Zelensky said.

Putin made it clear that he will defend Russia’s new territory by “all available means.”

Putin: Western elites have gone too far. It is Russia’s historical tradition and destiny to stop, by any means necessary, those who seek world domination. pic.twitter.com/ys8AOwVM2W — Putin Direct (@PutinDirect) September 29, 2022

Ukraine had previously applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), however their request was not approved due to its borders not being officially defined.

The world had a chance to stop this insanity in 2008 when Ukraine could have been granted a NATO Membership Action Plan.

The world has another chance to put an end to this insanity by accepting Ukraine’s membership application to NATO. Let’s unite for our shared peace. pic.twitter.com/F14A5zdH4l — Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) September 30, 2022

In order to join NATO, Ukraine will require unanimous approval by all 30 member countries. The acceptance of Ukraine into NATO would mean that other NATO members would be obligated to help defend Ukraine against Russia.

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