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Kuleba: Ukraine will not join NATO soon

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on Monday that he does not think that his country will join NATO "in the near future."

"I don't see any prerequisites now for the alliance to change its practical policy regarding Ukraine's membership in the alliance," Kuleba said in an interview for Kiev media Levy Bereg, adding, however, that there "is no alternative to Ukraine's full integration into the West anymore."

Kuleba also noted that Kiev does not consider security guarantees from the West as an alternative to joining NATO, even though those guarantees are of great value for Ukraine. Collective defense guarantees are not something NATO countries want to provide for Ukraine at this point, as they do not want to enter into a military conflict with Russia, the minister explained.

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