At the NATO summit in June, it will be possible to see which countries support granting Ukraine a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP). This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a conversation with media representatives following a meeting with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who took part in the meeting in a video format.
The Head of State said that during the talks with his French counterpart, the issue of providing Ukraine with a MAP was raised.
"In general, we feel support for Ukraine in the issue of MAP, future membership in the Alliance. I would like to hear the specifics of when this may happen. But it depends not only on France, although I think France plays a big role in resolving this issue. There will be a NATO summit in June, and there we will definitely hear if there is such a signal, and which specific countries support the MAP issue,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
At the same time, the President noted that the issue of Ukraine's membership in NATO was not discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today, as the security situation in Donbas was on the agenda.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has also submitted a declaration of support for Ukraine's European integration for consideration by the President of France. This is an initiative of our state, which is offered to the member states of the European Union.
"We have prepared a declaration, which we conclude between the partner countries, between the EU member states. And this or that country signs a declaration with us if it supports Ukraine in its aspiration to be a member of the European Union,” the Head of State explained.
According to the President, a number of countries have already signed this document, and several others are currently studying its content.
"I suggested that France also support Ukraine. I think that President Macron will get himself acquainted with this declaration and give an answer," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The Head of State also noted that many other issues were on the agenda during today's talks.
"Ukraine is a powerful, persistent country that wants not only to ask questions, but also to get answers, yet not everything happens so fast in life," the President said.