The United States administration is committed to helping Ukraine work to meet NATO standards. This was stated by the acting. Philip Ricoeur, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
“The Biden administration aims to keep the door of the alliance open for all who are ready and able to fulfill certain obligations,” Riker explained, answering a question about Ukraine’s accession to NATO.
According to the assistant secretary of state, Ukraine will need to carry out “deep, comprehensive reforms” to do this.
“We are ready to create conditions so that a country like Ukraine could work on meeting these standards,” he said.
Riker added that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken intends to meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal and Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, touch on the topic of Ukraine’s sovereignty and discuss the supply of American weapons to Kiev.
“Congress has allocated $ 408 million for the 2021 fiscal year to assist Ukraine in the security sector,” said Blinken’s assistant.