Ukraine wants to speed up joining NATO to send ‘real signal to Russia’
Ukraine’s president wants to speed up the country’s path to NATO membership to send a “real signal to Russia”.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy made the call after discussing rising tensions in eastern Ukraine with the military alliance’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg.
More than 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014 after a pro-Western revolution in Kyiv and Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
“In recent weeks, we have seen a very dangerous tendency to increase the number of ceasefire violations by the Russian occupation forces and the number of Ukrainian defenders killed,” Zelenskyy said in a statement.
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