Secretary Blinken Says Ukraine Will Become NATO Member

He and other member representatives discuss the annual summit to be held in Washington.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met on the alliance’s 75th anniversary and discussed the conditions Ukraine will need to meet to join. The allies agreed at last year’s summit in Lithuania that Ukraine could join but did not set parameters or a timeframe for the country to meet them.

Secretary Blinken said that the security forged by NATO, “together with the Alliance’s core principles of democracy, liberty, and the rule of law – is once again being threatened by those who believe that might makes right… and who seek to redraw borders by force.“ He stated, “Ukraine will become a member of NATO. Our purpose at the summit is to help build a bridge to that membership.”

The annual NATO summit will be held in Washington, D.C., in July, where the 75th anniversary will be commemorated on a larger scale. Further discussions as to Ukraine’s admission will be held.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Blinken as he discusses the conditions Ukraine will need to meet to join NATO.
  • For the secretary of state to be led by God in his engagement with NATO members.

Sources: Department of State, The Hill


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