UNITED NATIONS, November 30. /TASS/. The United Nations will not comment on the outcome of the recent NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Bucharest, where they reaffirmed the 2008 decision about the possibility of NATO membership for Ukraine in the future, the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, has told reporters.
"[It is] not for us to comment on what organization may expand their membership. Our focus right now remains on the work we're doing on the ground, which is humanitarian-focused, especially with the winter weather that is already there in <...> a number of parts of Ukraine," he said on Tuesday.
The political statement that Ukraine would become a NATO member was eventually approved by the alliance at a summit in Bucharest back in April 2008. In February 2019, Ukraine’s parliament, Verkhovna Rada, approved constitutional amendments enshrining Kiev’s aspiration to join NATO.
Neither Ukraine nor another former Soviet republic, Georgia, have ever been granted any concrete pledges, plans or recommendations regarding their possible membership.