During the NATO Summit held in Brussels on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the harrowing situation in his country following the Russian invasion in late February.
According to a transcript of his speech released by the Ukrainian government, Zelensky described his country as being “in the ‘gray zone’ between the West and Russia” on Thursday.
Speaking to NATO members in a closed-door session from Kyiv via video link, Zelensky requested that NATO come to the country’s aid, despite the fact that Ukraine is not a member of the alliance, but an “ally.”
Zelensky at NATO Summit: Russia will not stop with Ukriane
“Yes, we are not in the alliance. And I do not make these claims. But Ukrainians never thought that the alliance and the allies were different,” the Ukrainian President stated.
He warned that Russia will “not…stop” with his own country if not thwarted in Ukraine.