Zelensky attends NATO summit in Madrid

[Ukraine]June 10 (ANI): North Atlantic Treaty Organization () Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Joane has confirmed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to the Alliance’s summit in .

The summit will take place in Madrid, Spain on June 28 and June 29, respectively, The Kyiv Independent reported.

The summit would be attended for the first time by NATO partners from the Pacific – Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, Joane said in an official statement.

“NATO enlargement and open doors will of course be an important topic of discussion. We hope that Finland and Sweden will join our ranks. And of course we must decide on Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend our summit in one way or another. in Madrid, added Mircea Joane.

The announcement that Zelensky would join the summit was made during a discussion organized by , local media reported.

Earlier in the day, Europa Press said, citing sources in the Spanish government, that Spain plans to send Zelensky a formal invitation to the Madrid summit on June 29 and 30. But Ukrainian admitted that he did. do not expect positive decisions for Ukraine at the NATO summit.

In addition, NATO defense ministers will meet in Brussels on June 15-16, the alliance said on Friday, adding that the EU, Georgia, Finland, Sweden and Ukraine are invited to attend the event.

The meeting will begin with a working dinner where Finland, Georgia, Sweden, Ukraine and the are invited and will be chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

On February 24, Russia launched a operation in Ukraine in response to calls for help from the breakaway republics of Donetsk and to counter the aggression of Ukrainian troops.

Nearly 14 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, according to UN estimates, and most of those displaced are women and children.

The conflict has left 15.7 million Ukrainians in need of humanitarian aid, and some of them lack access to water and electricity. (ANI)

Source: sn.dk

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