Zelensky said that de facto Ukraine has already passed its way to NATO

18:39 30 September Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine expedited application for NATO membership

 

This was announced on Friday, September 30, by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The head of state in his video message said that de facto Ukraine has already passed its way to NATO.
 
"De facto, we have already proven compatibility with the standards of the North Atlantic Alliance. They are real for Ukraine - real on the battlefield and in all aspects of our interaction," Zelensky said.
 
He stressed that Ukraine and NATO trust and help and protect each other, which in fact is the Alliance.
 
"De facto. Today Ukraine is applying to do it de jure. By a procedure that will be consistent with our value for the protection of our entire community. On an expedited basis. We are taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine's application for accelerated accession to NATO," Zelensky said.