White House: NATO’s gates should be open to countries including Ukraine
China News Service, May 7th. According to the Russian Satellite Network, the US White House spokesperson Karin Jean-Pierre said on May 6 that when asked about Ukraine’s accession to NATO, the Biden administration believed that, The NATO gate should be opened to eligible countries.
She said at the press conference: “The Biden administration follows the principle that NATO’s door should be open to countries willing to join, as long as it can fulfill the obligation to join and contribute to strengthening the security of the Euro-Atlantic.”
She answered the question in the affirmative to reporters when answering the question whether this meant that the United States supported Ukraine’s accession to NATO.
Furthermore, US Secretary of State Brinken said during his visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev on the 6th that the United States is “actively considering” strengthening cooperation with Ukraine in the field of security.
In December 2014, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada amended two laws, waiving the country’s non-aligned status. In June 2016, other amendments were passed, establishing NATO membership as a national foreign policy goal. In February 2019, the Ukrainian Parliament passed a constitutional amendment, which determined Ukraine’s policy for joining the European Union and NATO. Ukraine has become the sixth country to obtain the status of an enhanced partner of NATO.
Recently, due to the tense situation in the eastern part of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Zelensky mentioned Ukraine’s NATO membership on multiple occasions. During a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg, he said that Ukraine’s accession to NATO is the only way to end the conflict in Donbass in eastern Uzbekistan.