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Friday, 09 December 2022 03:49 GMT

EU foreign policy head: Ukraine's offer to join NATO is not a 'fundamental issue’


(MENAFN) Ukraine's request to become a member of NATO is not a "fundamental issue at the moment," as said by the EU's foreign policy head.

"The important thing is to continue military support to this country and sanctions against Russia, as has been done up to now," Josep Borrell informed Spanish state television RTVE on Saturday, a day following Kyiv applied for fast-tracked NATO agreement.

Throughout the interview, Borrell said that the war in Ukraine was the first instance that the EU used its own funds to buy and deliver weapons to a nation at conflict.

Blaming Russia's leader of snuffing out forecasts of stopping the conflict, Borrell stated Vladimir Putin's intimidations, including of atomic conflict, have to be taken seriously.

Amid the numerous EU bans and restrictions forced on Russia over the conflict, as well as curbs on tourist visas, Borrell called for the alliance to "distinguish between those fleeing the war and tourists."

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