The decision to join NATO is an expression of the sovereignty of any state. Austria is on the security side of the EU.
Austria supports the side of partners in the European Union that are members of NATO, as well as Ukraine in the event of a conflict with the Russian Federation. This was stated by the Minister for EU Affairs and the Constitution in the office of the Federal Chancellor of Austria Karoline Edtstadler, the TV channel reports. Pulse 24.
“We stand on the side of the security of the European Union, the European land, and we, of course, stand on the side of a country like Ukraine, which once applied for a desire to join NATO, which, obviously, became a stumbling block,” the minister said. answering the question whether Austria adheres to a neutral position between NATO and Russia or takes the side of NATO.
Edtstadler stressed that the decision to join the North Atlantic Alliance is an expression of the sovereignty of any country.
“We stand on the side of security. This, of course, means fighting on the same side with our partners, who are also members of NATO,” the minister stressed.