Ukraine can get a guarantee of long-term security arrangements in the meeting of the G7 nations to be held today during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This will be a necessary step for the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine’s President Zelensky and his country. Due to this, the difficulties of Russia attacking Ukraine can increase even more. The long-term security arrangement offered to Ukraine will include defence equipment, training and intelligence sharing. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the deal would send a “strong signal” to Russian President Putin.
The signal comes after Ukraine’s President Zelensky criticized NATO’s reluctance to offer Kyiv a deadline to join the alliance. Sunak said that Kyiv’s allies are increasing their formal arrangements for the long-term defence of Ukraine. May we never see a repeat of what happened in Ukraine, and this announcement reaffirms our commitment to ensuring that Russia never commits such brutality again.” He said Kyiv’s “path to NATO membership” as well as NATO members’ support for a “formal, multilateral and bilateral system” would send a clear message to the Russian president and “return peace to Europe”.
Including G7 partners Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, Sunak said Britain played a leading role in the deal. US President Joe Biden previously suggested a model for Ukraine similar to his nation’s agreement with Israel. Under that agreement, Washington has committed $3.8 billion a year in military aid for a decade, but unlike NATO membership – this does not include a provision to come to the aid of the target country in case of attack. The G7’s announcement comes after NATO said Ukraine’s bid to join the NATO military alliance could only happen “if allies agree and conditions are met”. Zelensky then called the delay “absurd”.
Ukraine said -will join after a fight
Kyiv accepts that it cannot join NATO while it is at war with Russia, but wants to join as soon as possible after the fighting is over. Addressing a crowd in the Lithuanian capital on Tuesday, Zelensky said: “NATO will protect Ukraine – Ukraine will strengthen the alliance.” He also presented a battle flag from the destroyed city of Bakhmut – the site of the longest and possibly bloodiest battle in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Zelensky previously tweeted that “uncertainty is weakness”, and the lack of an agreed deadline means his nation’s eventual membership could become a bargaining chip. Ukraine wants more than warm words to join NATO.
NATO seeks unity in Ukraine war
NATO is looking for unity over the war in Ukraine. NATO may not have said when or how Ukraine might join the alliance, but diplomats insist they have laid out a clear path to membership, significantly shortening the difficult application process Has gone. He said he recognized that Ukraine’s military was becoming increasingly “interoperable” and more “politically integrated” with NATO forces, and promised to continue supporting Ukraine’s democracy and security reforms. Diplomats, meeting for the first time on Wednesday, also highlighted the creation of a new NATO-Ukraine council, which would give Kyiv the right to call meetings of the entire alliance. But the decision not to give any meaning to the timescale is still being seen as a setback for Ukraine.