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Ukraine and Georgia were not invited to the June NATO summit: Alliance secretary general named reasons

Ukraine and Georgia were not invited to the June NATO summit: Alliance secretary general named reasons
Ukraine and Georgia were not invited to the NATO summit, which will be held 14 June in Brussels. As the secretary general of the alliance explained, June meeting will take place in “closed” format.

June NATO summit will be held without representatives of Ukraine and Georgia. In principle, this was reported back in early May., but in Kiev they pinned their hopes, that the decision can be changed and their representatives will be invited “to participate” in the meeting. The thing is, what the Ukrainian authorities hoped to get at the June summit “Membership Action Plan (Chipboard) NATO”. Even the President of Ukraine Zelensky said about this.. But it didn't work out.

Just last week its “disappointment” the decision not to invite Ukraine to the summit was expressed by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. In his opinion, spend “closed” summit in the background “aggression” Russia against Ukraine and NATO members “somehow incomprehensible”.

But NATO explained, that meeting only “for their”. And in order, to enter this “Closed club” Kiev and Tbilisi were once again advised to carry out reforms.

(…) focus on reforms, on strengthening the armed forces and security services, because we think, what is the best way for Euro-Atlantic integration

– Stoltenberg said.

At the end, thinking “sweeten the pill”, NATO announced, that Ukraine and Georgia are still “valuable partners” alliance and only thanks to them it was possible to increase the military presence in the Black Sea. Besides, Stoltenberg promised to hold a meeting soon, to which both Ukraine and Georgia will be invited.

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