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Zelenski will request that Ukraine be included in NATO.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will personally attend the NATO summit taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Vilnius, according to the latest program published by the Atlantic Alliance on Monday.

It was planned for Zelensky to participate in the summit, at least through videoconference, but his presence "on-site" had not been confirmed until now.


According to the summit's program, Zelensky is invited on Tuesday to a dinner at the Presidential Palace with the 31 allies, which will also be attended by the leaders of Sweden, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, as well as the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.


On Wednesday, Zelensky will have a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, after which they will hold a joint press conference.


Following that, he will participate in the first edition of the NATO-Ukraine Council, a "peer-to-peer" forum through which both parties will elevate their political relations.


In this summit, the allies will show their support for Ukraine against Russia's aggression and make decisions aimed at bringing Kyiv closer to NATO without yet considering its accession.


Stoltenberg emphasized in a pre-summit press conference in Vilnius that one of the proposals under discussion by the allies to bring Ukraine closer to the organization is to remove the Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Kyiv, transitioning "from a two-step process to a one-step process."


During a joint appearance with the summit's host, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Stoltenberg stated that he remains open to what the leaders will decide.


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