Zelensky says Ukraine is not joining NATO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine should accept that it will not become a member of NATO.

“Ukraine is not a member of NATO. We understand that. We have heard for years that the doors were open, but we also heard that we could not join. It’s a truth and it must be recognized, and I’m glad that our people are starting to realize that and count on themselves and our partners who are helping us,” Zelensky says during a call with to representatives of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force.

Russia used the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO, a US-led military alliance, as a justification for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

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