US: The door to NATO remains open to countries that are meeting the demands | NATO News
Biden officials are coming as Ukraine calls on the US and Europe to urgently join NATO.
The leadership of the United States President Joe Biden is committed to opening the door to NATO countries that want to join once they are ready and meeting the requirements, the White House said.
White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre said this on Thursday to Air Force One reporters after being asked about the idea of Ukrainian officials joining the alliance.
Jean-Pierre noted that United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Kyiv to reassure the US “of supporting the Ukrainian sovereignty, its independence and independence”.
“His visit also underscores the need for Ukraine to implement the necessary legislation for the advancement, compliance, anti-corruption and economic reform that will strengthen Ukraine’s democracy and economy and further the Euro-Atlantic alliance,” he said.
“Biden officials are committed to ensuring that the door to NATO remains open to those who want to be ready once they deliver on their promises,” added Jean-Pierre.
Blinken said in Kyiv that Washington could increase security in Ukraine after what he called Russia “reckless and brutal” in fighting a war near its borders.
The US “clearly articulates our commitment to help Ukraine to defend itself with security, and that its allies and allies are doing the same, pointing out that, as happened after 2014, the international community strongly opposes any atrocities in Russia, regardless of Ukraine’s actions.” told MSNBC Thursday.
Blinken also said that Biden was keen to travel to Ukraine to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, but did not say anything about the issue or whether Ukraine wants to join NATO.
Biden promised “unwavering support“To Zelenskyy in April when Kyiv and Moscow took turns fighting in the eastern Donbas in Ukraine and Russia sent troops and weapons to the border.
Moscow he announced the departure of his troops on April 22, and helping to pave the way for a summit between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could take place from June.
The disagreement between Ukraine and Russia prompted Ukraine to call on the US and Europe to help advance NATO entry.