Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that all NATO members have agreed to Ukraine becoming a member.
He told reporters, ahead of a meeting at the Ramstein airbase in Germany of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group, that once the war in Ukraine is over, Kyiv will need “the deterrence necessary to prevent any new attacks”.
He stated that the priority is to win the war against Russia.
This comes after Mr Stoltenberg yesterday pledged to continue support for the country on his first visit since Russia’s recent invasion.
He said at a press conference: “Let’s be clear. Ukraine has a rightful place in the Euro-Atlantic Family.”
The rightful place for Ukraine is NATO.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, said in an interview earlier this year that his country was grateful for its invitation to join the alliance but needed a roadmap on how to become a member.
NATO allies alone have provided EUR65bn in military aid to Ukraine and trained tens thousands of Ukrainian soldiers.
The Canadian government announced on Friday that it would be providing an additional $28.9m in military aid. This will include 16 radio sets, 40 sniper guns, and a donation into a NATO fund for Kyiv to assist in the war.