Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov believes his country is “de facto” member of Nato. Photo: AFP
Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov believes his country is “de facto” member of Nato. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Ukraine is ‘de facto’ part of Nato, defence minister says

  • Formal membership would require the rest of Nato to defend Ukraine – and Russia has already warned of the risks of a nuclear conflict erupting
  • Oleksiy Reznikov is confident Western allies would shed their inhibitions about supplying Ukraine with heavier weapons such as tanks and fighter jets

Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov believes his country is “de facto” member of Nato. Photo: AFP
Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov believes his country is “de facto” member of Nato. Photo: AFP
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