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Zelenskyy arrives in Washington for NATO summit

9 July, 2024 Tuesday
21:25

On July 9, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived at the NATO Summit in Washington, DC

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He said this in his evening address.

"Now it's Washington. The NATO Summit begins today. We are fighting for more air defense systems for Ukraine. I am sure we will secure them. We are fighting for more F-16 aircraft. We are fighting to get them. We are fighting for additional security guarantees for Ukraine, including weapons and finance, and political support. We are fighting for the necessary decisive actions of America and Europe — something that will strengthen our soldiers," the President of Ukraine said in the statement.

According to Zelenskyy, Ukrainians are and will always be doing everything to defeat Russian terrorism.

"And it's not just our country that needs it — everybody needs it, literally every partner, every nation," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

  • The New York Times reported that NATO will announce a mission to help Ukraine at a summit in the United States. The NYT noted that Ukraine will not start membership talks at the upcoming NATO summit, but the Alliance will announce a structure to coordinate assistance in the long term.
  • On July 5, US Ambassador Bridget Brink stated that the upcoming NATO summit will discuss strengthening Ukraine's air defense and its integration into the Alliance.
  • The draft joint communiqué of the North Atlantic Alliance calls Ukraine's path to NATO membership irreversible.
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