Zelensky announces that Ukraine will urgently apply to join NATO

Ukraine.- The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, requested this Friday to join NATO in response to the annexation by Russia of the occupied Ukrainian regions, while the kyiv army is about to surround the Russian forces in Liman , in the east of the country.

“We take a decisive step by signing Ukraine’s request to access NATO in an accelerated manner,” the president reported through his Telegram account, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed this Friday the annexation to Russia of the Ukrainian territories controlled by Moscow.

Zelensky pointed out that «de facto» Ukraine is already on the way to becoming a member of the Atlantic Alliance and has demonstrated its «compatibility» with its military standards, which are «real» for kyiv both on the battlefield and in interaction with his allies.