“Ukraine in NATO if it cedes territories to Russia”. India excludes Kiev from the G20, Prague freezes 347 million of Russian assets


By John

NATO’s position on supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity “is clear and hasn’t changed”. An Alliance spokesman said in a statement to the Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne, after the controversy over the words of NATO official Stian Jenssen according to which for Kiev to join the Alliance “one solution” could be to cede territories to Moscow . “We will continue to support Ukraine as long as necessary and we are committed to reaching a just and lasting peace”, added the spokesman, underlining that Kiev should decide when and under what conditions to reach peace.

“Trading territories for a NATO umbrella? It’s ridiculous. This means deliberately choosing to defeat democracy, emboldening a global criminal, preserving the Russian regime, destroying international law and handing down the war to other generations.” The Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak writes about it in X, commenting on the statements of the official Jenssen. “After all, why should Russia voluntarily abandon provocations, hybrids and traditional behavior without losing? Of course, if Putin does not suffer a crushing defeat, the political regime in Russia does not change and war criminals are not punished, the war will definitely return,” he stated Podolyak. “Attempts to preserve world order and establish a ‘bad peace’ through – let’s be honest – Putin’s triumph will not bring world peace, but it will bring both dishonor and war. This applies to any format of a new ‘division of Europe’: even under the NATO umbrella. So why propose the scenario of a freeze so desired by Russia instead of speeding up the supply of weapons? Murderers shouldn’t be encouraged by appalling indulgences…”, she concluded.

India excludes Ukraine from the countries invited to the G20

India has chosen not to invite Ukraine to next month’s G20 summit. This was reported by Sky News, adding that Russia was instead invited despite calls to expel it from the group. A formal invitee list published on the G20 website shows that 8 non-member states have been invited: Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Spain is also expected among the non-members, as a permanent guest. It is up to the host country to decide which non-members to invite each year. Kiev had been invited to the Indonesian summit in 2022 and to the G7 in Japan earlier this year.

Prague, frozen 347 million euros of Russian assets

Prague has frozen €347.36 million of sanctioned Russian assets. This was announced by the ambassador of the Czech Republic in Ukraine, Radek Matula. Matula stressed that Czech law enforcement agencies are actively monitoring information about sanctioned Russians and reiterated Prague’s support for Ukrainian integration into the EU and NATO.