Zelensky’s Axios on HBO interview comes three days after Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Speaking with correspondent Jonathan Ross, Ukraine’s president opened up on his expectations from the new White House Administration:
“Ukraine is not just saying in words that it wants to be an equal member of the Alliance, an equal member of NATO, because this is one of the most important security points – the same security that President Biden is speaking about… Therefore, I have a very simple question – why is Ukraine still not in NATO?”, said Zelensky.
Ukrainian officials have long been vocal about NATO aspirations of the country.
On June 4, 2019, during a joint press briefing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Zelensky pledged commitment to Ukraine’s strategic goal of joining NATO.