The rapprochement document between Kyiv and the Alliance does not provide protection under Article 5, analysts explain.
British, French and German officials are currently working on a Ukraine-NATO agreement. However, this document will not provide the country with sufficient protection and may prompt unhelpful negotiations with the aggressor country Russia. This is stated in their report by analysts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Experts recalled the publication of journalists from The Wall Street Journal, who reported on the preparation of a rapprochement agreement with NATO.
The exact provisions of the agreement have not been determined, but officials have indicated that the agreement will provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine with modern military equipment, weapons and ammunition. At the same time, Ukraine will not receive the protection of Article 5 or NATO forces in the country, which do not meet the requirements for full membership in the Alliance.
Officials said the agreement was intended to ensure Ukraine could launch a counteroffensive that would bring Russia to the negotiating table and deter any future Russian aggression.
The publication noted that these officials expressed reservations about the West’s ability to provide weapons to Ukraine for a long time and maintain the ability of Ukrainian forces to fully retake long-occupied territories such as Crimea.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin has given no indication that he is willing to compromise on his stated maximalist goals, including the ‘neutrality’ and demilitarization of Ukraine, as well as the de facto transition of power to Kiev, as ISW continues to report,” analysts noted.
Recall that the new president of the Czech Republic, ex-NATO General Petr Pavel believes that the Alliance should consider the membership of Ukraine immediately after the end of the war on its territory.
We add that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has invited the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to take part in the next summit of the Alliance in July.
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