Germany is discussing security guarantees for Ukraine with its allies in preparation for a post-war period, German Chancellor Scholz told broadcaster ARD on Sunday.
“We are discussing with close friends the issue of security guarantees that we can provide. This is an ongoing process. It is clear that it will not be the same as if someone were a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),” Scholz said.
“It is quite clear that this is a matter that is being carefully prepared in the diplomatic sphere, for the day that we hope to see soon, when the war is over,” he added.
NATO formally invites Sweden and Finland to join the military alliance
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has formally invited Sweden and Finland to join the US-led military alliance, according to a statement from the heads of state and NATO released on Wednesday.
“Today, we decided to invite Finland and Sweden to become NATO members and agreed to sign the Accession Protocols,” the statement said.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that after the invitation, “we need a ratification process in 30 parliaments; It always takes some time, but I also hope it will be quick because the allies are ready to try to make this ratification process happen as quickly as possible.”
— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) June 29, 2022
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called the formal wedding invitation Sweden and Finland to join the bloc defending “a historic decision”.
“I would like to thank Turkey, Finland and Sweden for accepting my invitation to engage in negotiations to find a united path forward,” he said.
“Today, NATO leaders made the historic decision to invite Finland and Sweden to become NATO members. The agreement concluded last night by Turkey, Finland and Sweden paved the way for this decision,” Secretary-General Stoltenberg said during a press conference held as part of the NATO summit in Madrid.
He attributed the success of this deal to “hard work” carried out “on many different levels” over “many weeks”.
Stoltenberg recounted how two rounds of talks were held by senior officials in Brussels under his auspices in advance of Monday’s ensuing meeting between Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Turkey agreed on Tuesday (28) to withdraw your objections to the Nordic nations’ proposed membership, removing a major obstacle to NATO membership.
War in Ukraine must end by winter, Zelensky tells G7
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has told G7 leaders that he wants the war with Russia to end by the end of the year, before winter sets in. The information was provided by two European Union diplomats.
Zelensky addressed the leaders of Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States via videoconference on Monday (27), the second day of the G7 summit, which will take place over three days in southern Africa. Germany.
The group of the seven largest economies in the world (G7) met at a summit in Schloss Elmau, in the Bavarian mountains, Germany.
G7 leaders face the threat of global recession and domestic crises in their respective countries due to rising prices for gas, food and other consumer staples.
(Posted by Lucas Schroeder)
Source: CNN Brasil