Three very strict requirements were set for Ukraine to join NATO. This demonstrates NATO’s pragmatic policy towards Russia, Irakli Kobakhidze, chair of the ruling Georgian Dream party, told reporters.
According to him, the summit communique states that NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia. Therefore, the current status quo has been maintained.
“Actually, three prerequisites were set for Ukraine to join NATO. Firstly, Ukraine must win the war. Secondly, it must fulfil the necessary reform requirements. Lastly, NATO member states must agree. If any of those conditions are not met, Ukraine cannot become a NATO member. These conditions demonstrate NATO’s pragmatic policy towards Russia. The summit communique explains it better. The communique emphasizes that NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia and, therefore, maintains the status quo established at the Bucharest summit.
Let’s consider the situation. Ukraine is a large country engaged in war, and yet the status quo remains unchanged. In such circumstances, it becomes challenging to determine when and how progress can be achieved. There are no answers to these questions, just as yesterday and the day before. When and how progress can be achieved remains uncertain. Under such conditions, what kind of progress could Georgia make? It was absolutely unrealistic,” Kobakhidze stated.