NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, that Ukraine won’t be able to join the alliance as long as the war continues.
At an event organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Brussels, Stoltenberg said, “I think everyone has realized that joining the alliance in the middle of a war is out of the question… The issue is what will happen when the war ends”.
The failure of European Union defense ministers to fund new military support to Ukraine highlights the defense spending of the 27 member states.
One other hand, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell said on Tuesday that the bloc’s defense ministers couldn’t agree on providing a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine.
He pointed out that the value of the proposed aid was estimated at 500 million Euros ($540 million), while Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Sjärto said, in a previous statement, that the foreign ministers of the European Union countries couldn’t agree on the next tranche of military aid to the Kiev authorities, referring to that his country will oppose it.
It’s noteworthy that Ukraine has received huge financial and military aid from Western countries, led by the United States and other European countries, since the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Western countries seek, through the material, military and political support they provide to Kiev, to obstruct the objectives of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, but Moscow has confirmed on more than one occasion that military operations in Donbas won’t stop until all the tasks assigned to it are achieved, according to what was reported.