Ukrainian NATO membership 'unacceptable' - Moscow | 9 April 2024 | Ukrainian accession to NATO would pose a threat to Russia’s national security and is fundamentally unacceptable, Moscow's ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, has said. The Russian envoy was responding to comments by U.S. State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, who claimed at a press briefing on Monday that Kiev could become a member of the military bloc once the conflict with Moscow has ended. "Ukraine's accession to NATO is unacceptable to us under any circumstances," Antonov stated on Tuesday. "This is a threat to Russia's national security." "Only politicians ignorant of the fundamental interests of the Russian Federation can expect that we could accept Kiev’s entry into a bloc which is hostile to us," he added. Antonov further accused Washington of ignoring Moscow’s core interests and refusing to accept Russia's "categorical opposition" to Kiev's potential NATO membership.

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