The Lithuanian Seimas has adopted a resolution calling on NATO member states to accept Ukraine into the Alliance at the summit scheduled for 2024 in Washington. This is reported by the LRT publication.
The resolution was supported by 122 out of 141 members of the Seimas.
"Ukraine is a security provider, so its membership in NATO will strengthen the Alliance, be much more effective and cost less than the current support for Ukraine's self-defense. With Ukraine's full support through practical means, including NATO's political support, it would be right to invite Ukraine to join NATO," the resolution says.
According to the chairman of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Žygimantas Pavilionis, the document was prepared not only by Lithuanian deputies, but also by those who signed the Act of Independence of Lithuania.
"We hope that what was not done in Vilnius will be achieved in Washington in ten months," Pavilionis said.
He added that if Ukraine's membership in NATO is not secured, there is a threat of a "bad peace" with Russia, which will also affect Lithuania's security.