The United States is committed to an “open door” policy when it comes to NATO, but now is not the time to consider Ukraine’s membership application, the adviser told Reuters on Friday. the national security of President Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan.
“At the moment, we believe that the best way for us to support Ukraine is to provide practical support on the ground in Ukraine, and that the process in Brussels should be resumed at another time,” he said. added. Sullivan told reporters during the White House press briefing.
Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky arranged for the signing of an application to join the bloc, saying kyiv is a “de facto” already allied and demanding a “accelerated” membership procedure.
Sullivan echoed comments made earlier by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that membership requires the consensus of the 30-member US-led bloc. Stoltenberg also committed “steadfast” and “resolved” support for Ukraine, but insisted that this did not make NATO a party to the conflict with Russia.
Asked about the ceremony in Moscow in which the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson were admitted to Russia, Sullivan insisted that these were all territories that belonged to Ukraine, and the “fake” referendums were “held at gunpoint” as part of a “pre-staged and faked” treat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was “delusional” on the satanism of the West to justify its “the grabbing of colonial and imperial lands”, Sullivan added.
Although Putin and Biden both described the Nord Stream pipeline explosions as deliberate sabotage, Sullivan insisted the United States and its allies were not to blame.
“The suggestions that Russia has made about the United States and other countries are flat out wrong – Russia knows they are wrong, but of course it’s part of their playbook,” he said. added. Sullivan told reporters.
Earlier, Biden said Russia was “pump misinformation and lies” on the pipelines and that the United States and its allies will investigate “timely” to find out what really happened.
” We do not know yet. Don’t listen to what Putin says – what he says, we know, is not true,” Biden said.