German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says that "in the near future" Ukraine will not be able to become a member of NATO.
He said this in an interview with Welt.
"It is clear to everyone that this will not happen in the near future. In particular, because NATO's criteria include a number of conditions that Ukraine cannot yet fulfill," said Scholz.
At the same time, he noted that the issue of security guarantees for Ukraine will be discussed in the future, in particular, "to what extent we will equip Ukraine with weapons in the future."
"It is also clear that then we will have to discuss what security guarantees can be provided in the post-war situation. But we have not yet come to that moment," the German Chancellor added.