The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) addressed the General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, in advance of the 2023 summit, which will take place on July 11-12 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and called on the Alliance to launch the formal process of Ukraine’s accession to NATO.
On behalf of the UWC and the global Ukrainian community, UWC President Paul Grod thanked Mr. Stoltenberg and the North Atlantic Alliance for their generous support and for standing firm with the Ukrainian people as they defend their freedom, sovereignty, and territorial integrity against Russia’s unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Grod also congratulated Mr. Stoltenberg on extending his mandate as NATO Secretary General.
The UWC President also stressed that the future of Euro-Atlantic and global peace and rules-based international order was being decided in Ukraine and that NATO membership for Ukraine was the only real option to ensure peace in Ukraine and the region.
Concerning the upcoming NATO Summit in Vilnius, the UWC called upon NATO member states to:
- Officially invite Ukraine to join NATO.
- Launch the formal accession process.
- Develop a framework for security guarantees.
- Commit to short- and long-term supplies of all necessary military equipment, including tanks, fighters, long-range missiles, armored vehicles, and other materiels, to ensure Ukraine wins the war and can establish lasting peace and security as soon as possible.
“NATO must not delay this decision as every day of this war brings unimaginable destruction of lives and property,” concludes the official letter.
As part of its #UkraineInNATO campaign, the UWC calls on all leaders of Ukrainian communities in NATO member states to send letters to their countries’ governments (download a sample).
Join #UkraineInNATO! Support Ukraine on its Euro-Atlantic path!