Blinken also criticized China’s position.
The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken believes that Ukraine’s non-entry into NATO should not be perceived as a concession to Russia.
“I don’t think this is a concession,” Blinken said on CNN.
“In my opinion, this is only a reflection of the real state of affairs, which is that even before the Russian aggression, Ukraine was not going to join NATO the next day,” the Secretary of State explained.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated the need to recognize the fact that the country will not be able to become a member of NATO in the foreseeable future.
Blinken also criticized China’s position on the conflict in Ukraine.
“The fact that China has not condemned Russia’s actions says a lot in itself – not only to Russia, Ukraine or Europe, but to the whole world,” Blinken said.
“Secondly,” he continued, “we are concerned about the possibility of China providing material assistance to Russia or undermining the sanctions we have imposed. We have stated this directly to China, including in the last 24 hours, when the assistant to the President for National Security, Jake Sullivan, met with his Chinese counterpart.”