Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has promised that the decisions made at the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius on new commitments to Ukraine will not disappoint it. This was reported by LRT.
The Lithuanian president expressed hope that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after his arrival in Vilnius, “will definitely receive, perhaps, not all of what he expects in his plans-maximum, but he will certainly receive a lot”.
Nauseda said he could not claim categorically that Ukraine would not receive an invitation to NATO after the war “in one form or another”. According to him, this is exactly what is now being discussed in the Alliance.
“I have a feeling that we will still find language that will not disappoint Ukrainians and will say more than we are used to voicing”, Nauseda added.
According to his estimations, it will be called a success if decisions of the summit in Vilnius will yield more than those made at the summit in Bucharest in 2008. He specified that individual states will come to Vilnius with their additional packages of support.
“There are definitely not one, not two, or even four states that, well, would like a larger text, and it is now that there is a dialogue between such states and the more cautious states, and hopefully it will end in a mutually acceptable way”, Nauseda summarized.
On the eve, President Volodymyr Zelensky urged U.S. President Joe Biden to invite Ukraine to NATO already now – even if the country joins the Alliance after the war.