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Ukraine says it is ‘de facto’ part of NATO

By Malaysia News

Ukraine has effectively become a NATO member, its defence minister has said, despite the military alliance’s reluctance to get embroiled in a wider conflict with Russia.

Oleksiy Reznikov said he was confident that Western allies would shed their inhibitions about supplying Ukraine with heavier weapons such as tanks and fighter jets.

“This concern about the next level of escalation, for me, is some kind of protocol,” he told the BBC in an interview broadcast Friday, dismissing NATO fears about provoking Russia.

“Ukraine as a country, and the armed forces of Ukraine, became (a) member of NATO,” the defence minister added.

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