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President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine says he wants to hear a clear "yes" or "no" from U.S. President Joe Biden on a NATO Membership Action Plan for Ukraine.

In a joint interview with Reuters, Associated Press and Agence France-Presse on Monday, Zelensky also said that the United States should provide economic support to Ukraine.

Zelensky said Russia was dragging its feet on a meeting between him and Russian President Vladimir Putin with no clear reason.

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And he said most of the Russian troops that were moved in spring to areas near Ukraine's borders had not been not pulled out.

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  • Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expected the upcoming NATO summit to start discussing the prospects for Ukraine's obtaining a Membership Action Plan.
  • Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba opined that the Allies at their June 14 summit will make no decision on granting MAP to Ukraine.
  • Olha Stefanishyna, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, expects Ukraine's security concerns to be adequately reflected in the final documents of the upcoming NATO summit.
  • Top diplomat Kuleba also said Ukraine officials had been left confused after learning the country's delegation was not invited to the summit amid ongoing Russian aggression targeting the country.