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KYIV (Reuters) -President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Friday Ukraine was formally making use of for fast-track membership of the NATO army alliance and that Kyiv was prepared for talks with Moscow, however not with President Vladimir Putin.
The Ukrainian chief made his feedback in a video which appeared supposed as a forceful rebuttal to the Kremlin after Putin held a ceremony in Moscow to proclaim 4 partially occupied Ukrainian areas as annexed Russian land.
“We’re taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine’s utility for accelerated accession to NATO,” Zelenskiy stated in a video on Telegram.
The video confirmed Zelenskiy saying the choice after which signing a doc flanked by his prime minister and the speaker of parliament.
“Ukraine is prepared for negotiations, however with a unique Russian president,” Zelenskiy stated.