Ukraine to join NATO only after referendum: Zelensky

  05 June 2019    Read: 1708
Ukraine to join NATO only after referendum: Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday Ukraine will join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) but only after a referendum, AzVision.az reports citing Xinhua.

"Joining NATO will give security to our country... We have to tell the Ukrainians what NATO is and that it is not bad," said Zelensky in a TV interview.

"When the Ukrainians are ready, we will definitely put this question in a referendum, and Ukraine will join NATO," he said.

During a joint briefing with NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Tuesday, Zelensky said that joining NATO and the European Union was a foreign policy priority for Ukraine.


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