Russia said it was closely monitoring Ukraine's attempt to join NATO and repeated this as one of the reasons for conflict.

We are watching this decision very closely.


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Peskov also noted that NATO member states are presenting various reactions about the intention to join the Ukrainian Union.

There are countries supporting the plan to accelerate, there are countries.

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in Vladivostok in September 2021.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he had signed an application to join NATO and asked the alliance to quickly admit.

Meanwhile, leaders of 9 NATO countries include the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and Slovakia on October 2 issued a joint statement to support Ukraine in NATO and call for troop aid to increase aid

Last weekend, Vice Chairman of Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said the move to join Ukraine's NATO to ask NATO to accelerate the start of World War III.

Ukraine pursues as NATO members is one of the reasons for the conflict with neighboring Russia today.

Before Russia opened a military campaign in February, Moscow accused the West to ignore their legitimate concerns.

Since its inception in 1949, NATO has been constantly expanding to the East and once again made Russia insecure when Finland, Sweden wanted to join.

Ukraine signed an application to join NATO as quickly as a way to respond after Russia merged 4 provinces, but Kiev's desire was hard to come true.