Lithuania will propose that NATO Allies provide a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine, thus allowing the country to become a member of the Alliance, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said, Report informs referring to Ukrinform.
He was speaking at a press conference following a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, who is on a visit to Vilnius.
“We should soon turn to our colleagues with a letter, urging them to once again consider this option of providing an MAP to Ukraine. I am convinced that NATO could have repeated its proposal on providing a Membership Action Plan to Ukraine, and we have just started to agree on this issue with our colleagues from the Baltic States,” Landsbergis said.
He noted that this would be “a strong signal to Russia that Ukraine is choosing a transatlantic direction, and it has received a response among NATO countries.”
The idea was supported by the Spanish minister. She noted that the issue of Ukraine should be discussed at the NATO summit in June.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly stressed the importance of granting Ukraine the NATO MAP.