Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk, in an interview with Deutschlandfunk, said that if Ukraine is not admitted to NATO, then the country may “think about nuclear status again.”
According to the Ukrainian ambassador, Kiev appreciates the support from other countries, but “this is still not enough.” He noted that Ukraine “needs serious steps.”
Melnyk also noted the need to strengthen the Ukrainian army.
“Either we become part of an alliance like NATO and help Europe become stronger and more self-confident, or we have only one option: to arm ourselves, perhaps to think about nuclear status again,” he said.
Earlier, the Secretary of State at the French Foreign Ministry, Clement Bon, called the prospect of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union frivolous.
The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov noted that the de-escalation of the situation on the territory of Ukraine can occur only after Kiev refuses to act provocatively.