War in Ukraine: Russia follows Zelensky’s request for accelerated NATO membership « very closely »

Russia says it is closely monitoring Ukraine’s attempt to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

“We are following this decision very closely.“assured the Kremlin spokesman on Monday. « And we recall that the rapprochement of Ukraine to NATO was one of the reasons that motivated the special military operation », decreed by Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov pointed out, reports the TASS news agency.

« There are countries that support this option of accelerated membership » he noted, stressing that other « don’t ».

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A possible accession of Kyiv to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization requires the unanimity of the member countries.

Last Friday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky signed an application for accelerated NATO membership.

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