Latvia: Ukraine’s future is in NATO: PM Karins

Ukraine’s future is in NATO, and the country will join the defence alliance, Latvia’s Prime Minister, Krisjanis Karins, stated, Baltic News Network reports. Speaking at the opening of the newly-formed NATO-Ukraine Council, Karins said that the longer Russia continued the war in Ukraine, the more united NATO would become. He said that there were two ways for a lasting peace in Europe: Change in Russia, which is not happening, or Ukraine joining NATO. However, Karins noted that democratic decision-making was a “marathon,” and that decisions were taken with a long-term perspective.