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Investments will go to Ukraine only as part of NATO, accession should be accelerated – German Defence Minister

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 13:56

Boris Pistorius, Federal Minister of Defence of Germany, believes that Ukraine can expect an influx of investments only after the war's end and its accession to NATO.

Source: Pistorius during a discussion at an expert forum on the sidelines of the NATO summit, European Pravda’s correspondent reports.

Pistorius emphasised that Germany fundamentally supports Ukraine's accession to NATO, and there are no longer any discussions about this in the Alliance.


"Ukraine's future in NATO is something everyone has agreed on, and there is no doubt about it. The only question is how to reach this goal," the German minister emphasised.

Boris Pistorius emphasised, however, that the political decision on how Ukraine will proceed to accession will contain "several preconditions" that are being discussed at the level of leaders. "Personally, I am convinced that this path for Ukraine may be faster than for others, but it will still be a certain path. But Ukraine's future is in NATO, and there is no doubt about that," he added.

The minister is also aware that business will not invest in Ukraine until it joins the Alliance.

"Companies, businesses from all over the world, will invest only after the war. There will be no investment during any armistice – it will be only when business is sure of further peace. The conditions for investment are a certainty with borders, Ukraine must be strong in the military sense and not only, but also Ukraine should be part of the Alliance. And it will happen," he emphasised.


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