Zelensky tells of Biden’s stance on Ukraine’s NATO membership issue

Zelensky “very directly” asked Biden about Ukraine’s NATO accession prospects. The Ukrainian president said Biden’s response to this question and the issue of the Alliance in general took 20 to 30 minutes.

“He said, ‘I think that you have to be there, but it’s not only my decision,’” said Zelensky, noting that he is not citing Biden verbatim.


“I said to him: I know that you’re right, Mr. President,” Zelensky told the U.S. president, adding that his decision will make Ukraine’s path to NATO “shorter.”