Ukraine accelerates Nato membership bid after Russia annexes regions

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Ukraine Accelerates Nato Membership Bid After Russia Annexes Regions Ukraine Accelerates Nato Membership Bid After Russia Annexes Regions
The move was confirmed by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Photo: PA Images
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Jon Gambrell and Hanna Arhirova, Associated Press

Ukraine’s president says his country is submitting an “accelerated” application to join the Nato military alliance.

The comment by Volodymyr Zelenskiy came just after Russia said it would annex four region of Ukraine it seized and held gunpoint referendums viewed as illegitimate by the international community.

Mr Zelenskiy said: “We are taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine’s application for accelerated accession to Nato.”

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