Ukraine must decide for itself whether it wants NATO – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on CNN that Ukraine should decide itself whether it wants to join the Alliance, reports “Correspondent”.

“It all depends on whether Ukraine wants to apply. If that happens, NATO will have to decide whether it meets the necessary requirements,” − said Stoltenberg.

The NATO Secretary General noted that “Ukraine focuses on the formation of the defence sector, which would meet NATO standards”.

Also Stoltenberg responded affirmatively to the question about support for a possible expansion of the Alliance “through the adoption of a country”. As an example, he cited Montenegro.

We will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump approved the membership of Montenegro in NATO and thus, the former Yugoslav Republic becomes the 29th member of the Alliance.

Note that 72% of Ukrainians support Ukraine’s accession to NATO.