Members of the European Parliament have called on NATO allies to fulfill their commitments towards Ukraine and pave the way for Kyiv to join the defense alliance after the war concludes.
According to the official website of the European Parliament, the European Parliament voted in favor of a non-legislative resolution urging NATO allies to prepare for extending an invitation to Ukraine to join the alliance.
The European Parliament adopted the resolution with a majority vote of 425 in favor, 38 against, and 42 abstentions, with the expectation that “the accession process will commence after the war ends and be completed as expeditiously as possible.”
The resolution emphasized that “even prior to Ukraine’s full membership in NATO, the European Union, its member states, NATO allies, and like-minded partners should closely collaborate with Ukraine to develop a temporary framework to ensure the country’s security, to be implemented immediately after the war.”
The non-legislative resolution stated that “Ukraine’s integration into NATO and the European Union would enhance regional and global security, strengthen cooperative relations, and foster shared values between Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic community.”