No timetable for Ukraine’s NATO membership. And China warns the alliance against provoking confrontation.
With a number of hot button issues on the agenda, the 31 members of NATO gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania to chart a path forward.
And while Sweden was invited to join the alliance, Ukraine’s invitation will have to wait until the end of its conflict with Russia. In the interim, the G7 industrialized nations unveiled a framework for Ukraine’s long-term security. Something Moscow called “potentially very dangerous”.
Joining the discussion:
- Andy Mok is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.
- Anton Fedyashin is a Russian and European history professor at American University.
- Anthony Moretti is an Associate Professor at Robert Morris University.
- Sergiy Kudelia is also an Associate Professor. He teaches Political Science at Baylor University.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says leaders have agreed to allow Ukraine to join “when allies agree and conditions are met." https://t.co/9gya1kndMZ
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 11, 2023
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined NATO leaders including US President Joe Biden at the first sitting of a new NATO-Ukraine Council on the second day of the NATO summit in Vilnius https://t.co/tLsgUoDXrD pic.twitter.com/R6v3ttI0Me
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 12, 2023