Finland and Sweden are quick, but Kyiv’s application is currently futile: the country will not become a member of the transatlantic military alliance in the foreseeable future. Why is that.
The table was small and low, and Volodymyr Zelensky had to bend down to sign the papers. But that didn’t detract from the seriousness of the brief ceremony that took place in Kyiv last Friday. “We are now taking the decisive step by accepting Ukraine’s application for accelerated admission to the Nato sign it,” said the President of Ukraine. He then put his signature on the document in front of him.