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Dálle a Ucraína un camiño rápido á OTAN despois da guerra, dille aos aliados o líder de Lituania

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Lithuania’s president urged NATO leaders to be bolder in addressing Ukraine’s push for membership at a summit in his country next week, saying this would boost Kyiv’s battlefield performance while Moscow would see any caution as weakness.

O presidente Gitanas Nauseda aconsellou aos aliados da OTAN que non teñan en conta os temores de que incorporar a Ucraína á alianza militar liderada por Estados Unidos provocaría a Rusia, que invadiu Ucraína o 22 de febreiro de 2022.

“We should not hesitate to take bolder decisions because otherwise the Putin regime will decide that the Western allies are too weak, (that they should be) pushed to the corner and they will surrender”, Nauseda said on Monday.

“Our stronger wording on Ukraine’s (membership) perspective would for sure increase the fighting spirit of Ukrainian soldiers on the battlefield. And this is very important”, he added.

Ucraína estivo presionando á OTAN para que declare no cumio do 11 e 12 de xullo que Kiev se uniría á alianza pouco despois do fin da guerra, e que estableza unha folla de ruta para a súa adhesión.

But other members such as the US and Germany have been more cautious, wary of any moves they fear could take the alliance closer to an active war with Russia, which has long seen NATO’s expansion as evidence of Western hostility.

Nauseda told Reuters that a promise of an easier path to NATO membership after the war and more military support pledges could be offered to Ukraine at the next week’s gathering.

“We have some countries which are cautious about the stronger wording on Ukraine’s perspective. But I already see some shift in the minds of their leaders”, Nauseda said.

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“We all understand that right now, in the midst of the war, Ukraine is not able to join NATO immediately. We understand that. Ukrainians understand that. But we need to create procedures, how to proceed … so there is no wasting of time if the war is over and victory is on Ukrainian side”.

Nauseda dixo que espera que o presidente ucraíno, Volodymir Zelenskiy, apareza en Vilnius, a pesar as súas advertencias que he sees “no point” in going if Kyiv is not given a “signal” at the meeting: “I hope he will be here and he will play an important role in the decision making in Vilnius”.

Several countries are readying an “additional portfolio of (military support) obligations” for Ukraine, to announce at the NATO summit, Nauseda said.

DESPREGAMENTO ALEMÁN

Sen embargo a posibilidade de que Suecia sexa aceptado into NATO in Vilnius is getting “complicated”, and the chances it will be able to join at the summit are going down “with each additional day”, Nauseda said.

Suecia solicitou unirse á OTAN tras a invasión, pero Turquía e Hungría bloquearon ata agora a ratificación.

Nauseda dixo que espera que Alemaña despregue 4,000 soldados en Lituania, con familias e equipos, aproximadamente entre 2026 e 2027, en aumentos graduales. O despregamento foi comprometido polo ministro de Defensa alemán, Boris Pistorius, a semana pasada, e Canadá está a tomar a decisión de aumentar as súas tropas en Letonia, dixo Nauseda.

O presidente lituano dixo que o país anfitrión espera provocacións, durante e despois do cumio, ao longo da súa fronteira con Bielorrusia, onde se lle ofreceu refuxio á milicia privada rusa Wagner tras o seu fallido golpe de estado.

“You can expect that the (Wagner) fighters can emerge at the border as migrants, as citizens of Belarus..… we can expect a lot of provocations there, especially ahead of Vilnius summit or afterwards. And I think this is a very important element of our security,” said the president.

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