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'Necessary step for our future in America' - Pro-Ukraine supporters demand NATO membership as Summit kicks off in Washington02:37
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Pro-Ukraine supporters held a protest calling for the country to be admitted to the NATO alliance, as the 75th anniversary Summit continued in Washington DC on Wednesday.

"I live in the DC area and I'm here to let decision-makers know that Americans want Ukraine in NATO. Having Ukraine in NATO will make us stronger and will make us safer," claimed Catherine. "I think it's a necessary step for our future here in America."

Footage shows around a dozen people gathered on Constitution Avenue holding Ukraine and United States flags, near the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, the location of the NATO meeting.

"I'm here with friends of Ukraine, members of the Ukrainian community who are encouraging the United States to keep helping Ukraine," added Robert.

The Summit has already seen US President Joe Biden announce new military aid for Ukraine, including five air defence systems. However, media reports ahead of the meeting suggested Kiev was set to be told it was still 'too corrupt' to join as a full member. There is also expected to be opposition to outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's plan for a 'multi-year' military funding package for Ukraine - widely seen as a way to negate the impact of a potential Trump presidency.

'Necessary step for our future in America' - Pro-Ukraine supporters demand NATO membership as Summit kicks off in Washington

United States, Washington DC
July 10, 2024 at 08:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Ukraine supporters held a protest calling for the country to be admitted to the NATO alliance, as the 75th anniversary Summit continued in Washington DC on Wednesday.

"I live in the DC area and I'm here to let decision-makers know that Americans want Ukraine in NATO. Having Ukraine in NATO will make us stronger and will make us safer," claimed Catherine. "I think it's a necessary step for our future here in America."

Footage shows around a dozen people gathered on Constitution Avenue holding Ukraine and United States flags, near the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, the location of the NATO meeting.

"I'm here with friends of Ukraine, members of the Ukrainian community who are encouraging the United States to keep helping Ukraine," added Robert.

The Summit has already seen US President Joe Biden announce new military aid for Ukraine, including five air defence systems. However, media reports ahead of the meeting suggested Kiev was set to be told it was still 'too corrupt' to join as a full member. There is also expected to be opposition to outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's plan for a 'multi-year' military funding package for Ukraine - widely seen as a way to negate the impact of a potential Trump presidency.

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Pro-Ukraine supporters held a protest calling for the country to be admitted to the NATO alliance, as the 75th anniversary Summit continued in Washington DC on Wednesday.

"I live in the DC area and I'm here to let decision-makers know that Americans want Ukraine in NATO. Having Ukraine in NATO will make us stronger and will make us safer," claimed Catherine. "I think it's a necessary step for our future here in America."

Footage shows around a dozen people gathered on Constitution Avenue holding Ukraine and United States flags, near the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, the location of the NATO meeting.

"I'm here with friends of Ukraine, members of the Ukrainian community who are encouraging the United States to keep helping Ukraine," added Robert.

The Summit has already seen US President Joe Biden announce new military aid for Ukraine, including five air defence systems. However, media reports ahead of the meeting suggested Kiev was set to be told it was still 'too corrupt' to join as a full member. There is also expected to be opposition to outgoing Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's plan for a 'multi-year' military funding package for Ukraine - widely seen as a way to negate the impact of a potential Trump presidency.

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