It's time for proposals for Ukraine to obtain NATO MAP, Zelensky says / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine to obtain a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) and a plan to join the European Union.

"I fully agree with [President of Georgia] Salome Zourabichvili that it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine and Georgia to obtain a NATO MAP and a plan to join the EU," he wrote on Twitter on April 15, 2021.

According to the Ukrainian president, the consolidation of efforts and solidarity are crucial today.

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"Ukraine and Georgia enjoy historic mutual understanding and support in the issue of peace," Zelensky tweeted.

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  • On February 24, 2021, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that after receiving Enhanced Opportunities Partner status, Ukraine should also get a NATO Membership Action Plan.
  • On March 5, 2021, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna said at least 14 out of 30 NATO Allies were ready to bring to a practical plain the "open door" policy for Ukraine.
  • On April 6, 2021, during a phone call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Zelensky said Ukraine's movement toward NATO membership is the only way to put an end to the war in Donbas.