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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:17 PM

Ukraine accelerates bid to join NATO after Russia's annexation

Source: Aljazeera

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said his country is submitting an “accelerated” application to join the NATO military alliance, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of four partially occupied Ukrainian regions.

This week, Russian proxies in the regions held referendums viewed as illegitimate by the international community.

“We are taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine’s application for accelerated accession to NATO,” Zelenskyy said on Friday.

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands, reporting from Kyiv, called this “a dramatic step from President Zelenskyy”.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/30/ukraine-accelerates-bid-to-join-nato-after-russias-annexation

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LudwigPastorius Sep 30 #1

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 10:01 PM

1. There's just no way all 30 current members of NATO are going to vote to admit Ukraine while...

they are at war with Russia.

The accelerated application is a statement of solidarity against Putin, but in practical terms, it doesn't mean anything is going to change soon.

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