Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov recently revealed in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation that Ukraine is a “de facto” NATO member and expects the Collective West to send large amounts of weapons as soon as possible.
“Ukraine as a country, and the armed forces of Ukraine, became [a] member of NATO. De facto, not de jure (by law). Because we have weaponry, and the understanding of how to use it,” Reznikov said during the BBC interview.
BBC highlighted in its report during the interview that Russian authorities have described the Russo-Ukrainian conflict as an existential struggle between Russia and NATO. The BBC report noted that Reznikov’s comments “would be seen as controversial, not only by Russia but, perhaps, by Nato itself,