The White House believes that the issue of Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance should be resolved "at another time", and now it is more urgent to provide it with support to fight against Russian aggression. This was announced at a briefing on Friday by Jake Sullivan, US President's National Security Adviser.
"For decades, the US has clearly stated that it supports NATO's open door policy. Any decision on NATO membership is made between the 30 members of the Alliance and the countries that seek to join it. Now, in our opinion, the best way to support Ukraine is through practical support of Ukraine "on the ground", and the process in Brussels should be dealt with at another time, he said.
We will remind, on Friday, Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced that Ukraine had signed an application for accelerated accession to the North Atlantic Alliance and called on Western partners to implement the proposals for security guarantees prepared by Ukraine, outlined in the Kyiv Security Compact.