OREANDA-NEWS. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he expects to receive a "powerful signal" from NATO in June this year, which will confirm the intentions of the alliance members to accept Ukraine into their ranks. "Strana.ua" writes about the expectations of the Ukrainian president.

According to the head of Ukraine, the official visit to the country of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, which took place in early May, first of all testifies to the intention of Western countries to facilitate Ukraine's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance. Zelensky said on this occasion: “I think this is not an accident. We talked about a lot. And about increasing military aid not only with money, but also with equipment. "

The head of state added that even before the country's accession to NATO, he expects to conclude a bilateral agreement with the United States, which will help restore national security and support the Ukrainian army in Donbass.

Earlier, Zelensky announced that the escalation on the Ukrainian borders had stopped and noted that the threat of a "full-scale Russian invasion" had passed. In this regard, he called on the authorities to strengthen the combat capability of the army in order to prevent another escalation of the conflict.