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Pence says Ukraine's membership in NATO issue should wait until after victory

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 07:11
Pence says Ukraine's membership in NATO issue should wait until after victory

Mike Pence, former US Vice President and presidential candidate for the Republican Party, has said that Ukraine will be able to become a NATO member only after the end of the war with the Russian Federation and victory in it.

Source: CNN citing Pence’s statement

Quote: "I honestly believe that it's important as the leader of the free world and the arsenal of democracy that America continue to provide the Ukrainians what they need to fight and win and repel that unprovoked Russian invasion. 


But the question of NATO membership – and I spoke about this with President (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy – I think should all wait on after the war is won."

Details: Pence also expressed his doubts that if Donald Trump is elected US President, he will be able to end the war within 24 hours.

"The only way you could end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours would be by giving Vladimir Putin what he wants. And that's the last thing the United States should ever call upon Ukraine to do," former US Vice President said.



  • The NATO Summit in Vilnius that kicked off on 11 July has adopted a package of decisions consisting of three elements concerning Ukraine, mainly its path to NATO membership.
  • NATO continues to adhere to the "Open Door" policy and Ukraine will be invited to NATO when all conditions are met, but this is impossible for now, as it would mean involving the US in the war with Russia.

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