Ukraine is too CORRUPT to join NATO, US says, in major blow to Zelensky… and boost for Putin

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Ukraine is excessively corrupt to subordinate NATO, nan US is group to show leader Volodymyr Zelensky successful a awesome rustle to his nation's information ambitions. 

The defence bloc will petition astatine its yearly acme adjacent week, successful Washington DC, that Ukraine takes 'additional steps earlier general rank talks progress', a elder US charismatic told the Telegraph. 

Zelensky has been pushing for NATO ascension aft Russia's sadistic penetration ends to protect itself from early invasion, arsenic nan pact compels its members to militarily take sides friends if they are attacked. 

But corruption, among different issues, has been a awesome thorn successful nan Ukrainian leader's side, blocking further relations pinch nan West from developing. 

In 2022, aft Ukraine formally applied for EU ascension, nan EU Commission wrote of Ukraine that while 'preventing and combating corruption has been peculiarly precocious connected nan Ukrainian betterment schedule since nan Revolution of Dignity' successful 2014, 'corruption remains a superior challenge.'

Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured) has been pushing for NATO ascension aft Russia 's sadistic penetration ends successful bid to protect itself from early invasion

The defence bloc will petition astatine its yearly acme adjacent week, successful Washington DC , that Ukraine takes 'additional steps earlier general rank talks progress' (File image) 

Vladimir Putin (pictured) is gathering pinch China successful Kazakhstan coming to talk defence and security 

Joe Biden's (pictured) management says Ukraine is still excessively corrupt to subordinate NATO 

Zelensky appears to beryllium tackling nan problem caput on, peculiarly successful nan military. In September, he fired each six of his lawman defence ministers pinch nary mentation weeks aft dismissing his apical defence minister. 

The US has recognised his efforts, pinch a State Department charismatic telling nan Telegraph: 'We person to measurement backmost and applaud everything that Ukraine has done successful nan sanction of reforms complete nan past two-plus years.'

'As they proceed to make those reforms, we want to commend them, we want to talk astir further steps that request to beryllium taken, peculiarly successful nan area of anti-corruption. It is simply a privilege for galore of america astir nan table,' nan root added.

NATO has fixed Ukraine a database of reforms it will beryllium expected to transportation retired earlier it qualifies for membership, which officials said Zelensky was moving through. 

'That’s thing Nato has been doing softly nether nan radar that helps them get person to membership', a root said. 

While Ukraine is moving connected furthering its relations pinch nan West, Putin is doing nan aforesaid pinch China. The despot is gathering pinch Xi Jinping astatine a Eurasian information and defence nine in Kazakhstan today. 

While Ukraine is moving connected furthering its relations pinch nan West, Putin is doing nan aforesaid pinch China

An infantrymen training pinch a T-80 vessel is seen arsenic nan warfare betwixt Russia and Ukraine continues successful Donetsk Oblast

Infantry unafraid nan area for nan 3rd Assault Brigade astatine sunset connected July 1, 2024 successful Kharkiv Region

Putin and nan Chinese president person expanded nan Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a nine founded successful 2001 pinch Russia, China and Central Asian powers, to see India, Iran and Pakistan arsenic a counterweight to nan West.

Putin will clasp a bid of bilateral meetings connected Wednesday connected nan sidelines of nan July 3-4 SCO acme successful nan Kazakh capital, Astana, nan Kremlin said.

He is owed to meet Xi, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and nan leaders of Azerbaijan, Mongolia and Pakistan earlier an informal meal hosted by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

India said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is expected successful Moscow later this month, will not attend. He is sending Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar instead.

Russia and China respect nan SCO, which promotes communal approaches to outer information threats specified arsenic supplier trafficking and focuses connected countering immoderate home instability, arsenic a intends to task their power crossed Asia.

"The leaders of nan SCO personnel countries will talk nan existent authorities and prospects for further deepening multifaceted practice wrong nan organisation and improving its activities," nan Kremlin said successful a statement.

At past year's virtual summit, nan group issued a connection captious of what it called nan antagonistic effect of "unilateral and unlimited description of world rocket defence systems by definite countries aliases groups of countries", without straight referring to NATO description and Western subject assistance to Ukraine.


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