DoD: Leaders Agree to Expedite Ukraine's NATO Membership
"The secretary-general said the allies have agreed to a three-element package that will bring Ukraine closer to NATO."
Department of Defense Statement: NATO leaders agreed to a package that will ultimately make Ukraine a member of the alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a news conference today.
Stoltenberg spoke at the end of the first day's discussions at the Vilnius NATO Summit in Lithuania.
At the meeting, NATO Heads of State and Government welcomed Finland as a full-fledged member of the alliance. Stoltenberg also said the leaders look forward to Sweden joining the alliance in the coming days.
Stoltenberg negotiated an agreement with Turkey and Hungary that broke the logjam over the Scandinavian nation joining NATO.