Boris Johnson Says Ukraine Will Not Join NATO “Anytime Soon”

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday dimmed the hopes of Ukraine in joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), at least in the near future, saying that Kyiv will not become a member of the group anytime soon.

He also said that the group already made it clear to the Russian President Vladimir Putin about this matter.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his frustration during the virtual meeting with the UK PM and representatives from Baltic and northern European countries on Tuesday about not being allowed to join NATO and said admittedly that this is the truth and we (Ukraine) have simply to accept it as it is. Zelenskyy repeatedly called on NATO allies to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

Still, the British PM said that they will back Zelenskyy.