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Baltic States: Ukraine should receive NATO accession plan at Vilnius summit

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June 30,2023 1121
Baltic States: Ukraine should receive NATO accession plan at Vilnius summit

At the summit in Vilnius, NATO should begin the process of Ukraine joining the alliance. The speakers of the parliaments of the Baltic States – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia – made such an appeal to the military-political union.

“We are convinced that ultimately Ukraine’s security in the long-run can be best guaranteed by the collective defence of NATO. We call on NATO leaders to start a substantive process of inviting Ukraine to join NATO at the Summit in Vilnius,” the document reads. 

The parliamentarians called on the international community to increase assistance to Ukraine in the struggle for freedom and territorial integrity.

“Our focus must stay on assisting Ukraine. Together with our Allies and partners we will continue providing all the necessary support to Ukraine for as long as necessary, until Ukraine’s victory,” the statement notes.

Apart from that, Baltic States representatives advocated the creation of a special international tribunal to hold Russia accountable for crimes committed. Among other things, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia insist that the European Union include the Wagner Russian private military company in the terrorist list.