Nine NATO countries have expressed support for Ukraine’s membership in the organization
Presidents of the NATO countries in Central and Eastern Europe strongly denounced Russian aggression against Ukraine and backed Ukraine’s desire to join the alliance. This position is indicated in a statement issued jointly by the presidents of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Montenegro, and Slovakia and posted on the website of the Polish president.
“We reiterate our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We do not recognize and will never recognize Russian attempts to annex any Ukrainian territory. We firmly stand behind the 2008 Bucharest NATO Summit decision concerning Ukraine’s future membership. We support Ukraine in its defense against Russia’s invasion, demand Russia to immediately withdraw from all the occupied territories, and encourage all Allies to substantially increase their military aid to Ukraine,” the joint statement reads.