Jakarta – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that as a sovereign state, Ukraine has the option of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
“This is Ukraine’s option as a sovereign state,” the Ukrainian President told the Indonesian people on Friday via the FPCI virtual public forum.
He made the statement in reaction to a recent narrative claiming that Ukraine should be penalized for wanting to join NATO.
He stated that Ukraine has never been a member of any coalition. Ukraine’s quest to join the European Union is a decision made by the country as a sovereign state.
“Please believe me when I say that this was at the heart of Ukraine’s recent upheavals.” Some are wanted in Europe, but others are able to speak freely. “People have the right to travel to the European Union,” Zelenskyy remarked.
Russia does not want Ukraine to be free to depart because it does not believe Ukraine is a sovereign nation, he stressed.
In truth, the Ukrainian Constitution provides that the people have the right to choose their own political path.
“You may not wage war against a country that wishes to join NATO,” Ukraine’s President emphasized.
“Why do people purchase weapons? Just not because they’re shooting and killing people. Normal people, however, are doing it for their own safety. You can’t go without a weapon when you have a neighbor like that (Russia) “According to President Zelenskyy.
“First shoot in Russia. Then they say, “All right, now we’re ready to talk about compromise.” Let us talk about it. This is how terrorists operate “He continued.
Ukraine, according to Zelenskyy, does not want to deal with Russia.
“However, when Russia decides to stop being a terrorist, when they realize it’s the bloody mistake they’ve made,” he said, “we will be able to sit at the negotiation table with them to explain what the whole thing is about.”