31 Mar 2023 19:55

Kiev expects NATO PA to support Ukraine's membership aspiration

MOSCOW. March 31 (Interfax) - Alexander Korniyenko, first deputy chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, said he expects the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to pass a declaration in support of Ukraine's membership bid at its upcoming session in Luxembourg.

"We expect that the Luxembourg session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2023 will make an important step toward [Ukraine's] future NATO membership and pass a declaration signaling political and practical support for Ukraine," Ukrainian media quoted Korniyenko as saying at a meeting with a delegation from the NATO International Secretariat in Kiev.

"It's time to demonstrate significant and tangible results with respect to Ukraine's NATO membership bid," the Verkhovna Rada press service quoted Korniyenko as saying.

The NATO summit in Vilnius may be momentous both for Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic community, he said.

The NATO summit in Vilnius (Lithuania) is scheduled for July 11-12. According to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly website, its spring session is due in Luxembourg on May 19-22.