Ukraine deputy PM says she hopes the country's application for NATO is considered fast

Olga Stefanishyna, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister

© APA | Olga Stefanishyna, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister

# 15 May 2022 20:17 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna said she hopes Ukraine’s application to join NATO is considered fast and there are lessons learned following Finland and Sweden considerations to join NATO, APA reports quoting CNN.

“We will see with the now position of Sweden and Finland who have decided to apply for NATO membership, and the response from the allies that this application will be considered and fulfilled immediately," she said.

"It only serves one very obvious argument that NATO has learned from the political mistakes which has been done back in 2008 by making promises without delivering on decisions and membership which has basically led to three wars, two of which are now happening in Ukrainian territory," Stefanishyna noted.

“We hope when it comes to the consideration of the Ukrainian application, it will also happen much faster," she added.