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BBC: Nato boss Jens Stoltenberg says Ukraine to join bloc in ‘long term’ 

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg says Ukraine will become a member of the alliance in the “long-term”, but for now it needs to remain independent in the face of Russia’s invasion. 

Ukraine has sought to join the US-led military alliance for years. 

After Russia’s invasion of the country, President Volodymyr Zelensky asked for that request to be fast-tracked. 

Ukraine also applied for EU membership days after Russia invaded, and gained candidate status in June. 

“Nato allies have agreed that Ukraine will become a member of our alliance, but at the same time that is a long-term perspective,” Mr Stoltenberg told reporters during a visit to Finland’s capital, Helsinki.  

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WNU Editor: In one statement Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg does two things. For one …. he pokes the “bear”, and the Kremlin has responded …. NATO a ‘distant prospect’ for Ukraine – Stoltenberg (RT). And two, Ukraine continues to be strung alone with the carrot of one day becoming a NATO member, even being invited to the next NATO summit …. Stoltenberg invites Zelensky to NATO Summit in Vilnius (Ukrinform). 

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Says Ukraine Will Become A Member Of The Alliance In The “Long-Term”  

Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin — NATO

Ukraine will join NATO but in ‘long-term’: Stoltenberg — AFP

Ukraine to become NATO member in long term – Stoltenberg — Ukrinform

NATO chief says Ukraine will ‘become a member of our alliance’ in the ‘long term’ — FOX News

Ukraine Situation Report: NATO Says Ukraine Will Become A Member In The “Long Term” — Warzone/The Drive