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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has accepted that his country can never join NATO, in a signicant change of position that may help open the way towards an end to the war in his country.

In the build-up to the Russian invasion, a key demand of President Putin was that Ukraine must remain outside the western military alliance.

Until now that demand has been rejected outright by Washington, NATO and the government in Kyiv, who all insisted that Ukraine had an absolute right to “self-determination”.

Now President Zelensky has said in a video message: “Ukraine is not a member of Nato. We understand that. We have heard for years that the doors were open, but we also heard that we could not join. It’s a truth and it must be recognised.”

It’s the latest sign of possible movement towards a deal to end the war in Ukraine. Both Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have spoken of “progress” in negotiations although there are few specific details.

Russia has said it wants Ukraine to declare neutrality, disarm, recognise Crimea as part of Russia and recognise the Donbas region as independent. Ukraine has been calling for a ceasefire and the immediate withdrawal of all Russian forces.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by diplomatic correspondent James Landale.

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  1. @aladdin1228

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    I accept Ukraine into nato if I was prime minister of Canada I will argue for nato to accept Ukraine in nato

  2. @franciszamora9369

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    COALITION…COALITION? You rely on MOB power like a pack of dogs. Cowardly, shameslessly and foolishly.

  3. @Sajuuk

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    This aged badly lol Ukraine just officially applied to join NATO.

  4. @anguschoi9122

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Stay strong Ukraine

  5. @edgarwilhelm8055

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    All US Presidents are war criminals. In the case of Ukraine everybody calls Putin a war criminal and that is true! However this corrupt Zelensky is is not far behind. He has intentionally violated the Minsk agreement, demands that his people get slaughtered, has no intention to talk peace, only continuous to fill his own pockets and is obviously controlled by Ukraine’s far right militia. That does of course not give Putin any right to attack Ukraine and kill thousands of innocent people. The war could have been prevented easily but it is clearly in the interest of the US weapons industry. So let us stop lying and not talk about western values. All US vassals have to jump when the empire tells them to do so.

  6. @Spanishfutbol2010

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    So the Russian diplomat says that they want to demilitarise Ukraine and ensure they’re not a threat to the Russian federation yet it was the Russians who invaded and started this war..the irony

  7. @Whittletonblood

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Whose ready for WW3😈 I am.

  8. @thatgirlwhousedtohavereall5549

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Zelenski knew all along that Ukraine would never be allowed to join NATO. Why did everyone pretend like the door was open? & Why did Zelenski ignore the MINSK Accord?

    It’s as if they purposely baited Russia into this war. He should’ve stuck with playing the piano with his d)ick.

  9. @mr.fredricklawngtawnghedav5094

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Let Ukraine join NATO

  10. @thienta8304

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Châu chấu, những dòng sông nước chảy như máu, bệnh dịch, hạn han , lủ lụt, các điềm lạ, động đất.. là báo hiệu tận thế
    Phản Kito là ĐGH
    Sắp tận thế lúc 15 giờ m

  11. @michaelsalcau6010

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Ukraine will be in NATO. If the Russians don't like it , they can cross the Volga or the Urals.

  12. @robertwolfe2971

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    The neutral forces are a force to be reckoned with.

  13. @robertwolfe2971

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    How many neutral countries are their and who are they.

  14. @robertwolfe2971

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    NATO supports neutral countries full so does the United nations.It the best way to maintain your country from aggressive countries.

  15. @nadinestapler3881

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    NATO needs to fight and help save Ukraine, if not this war yes I said war will spread.

  16. @katherinelin3539

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    烏克蘭政府腐敗。這是一個納粹民族主義政府。屠殺自己的人民。挪用人們辛苦賺來的錢。在外面上下跳躍。穿過強樑。今天的戰爭完全是自己造成的後果。但可憐人民。世界各國應該幫助烏克蘭人民。而不是烏克蘭政府。這個政府應該被推翻。改造。應該重建。腐敗的人應該受到懲罰嗎?那些殺人的人應該受到審判。這是公平和公正的方式。

  17. @mrsnwekloretta8360

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Hello everyone, I am here to tell world how Dr Itepu cured my genital herpes with his herbal medicine, you can also visit him on his YouTube channel.

  18. @MrJohnnyLondon

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    What a load of Rubbish…. America vs Russia – 'Sworn enemies on the ground, friends in FAKE SPACE.' If Putin wanted to he could expose NASA's fake space program and all the other Government fake space programs and this would all be over… but he won't, so this is how you know this is all planned. Putin would just have to release one statement regarding this and he can prove it….check mate..

  19. @MaximuS2023

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    It breaks my heart to see usa muppet brain washed all his people as usa succeeded by making his own blood people fighting each another !
    Same thing reflected back home ( Romania 🇷🇴) in 86 when again usa made us fighting with each another !!!!

    It’s such a shame and heartbreaking to see all this casualties and innocent people getting hurt

    🙁

  20. @vitalhygiene3546

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    In the eyes of the world Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan were all non white third world countries, uneducated non European, terrorists who eat curry instead of pie and chips.

    Now it's the white Europeans who eat pie and chips and dress nice with blond hair and blue eyes as one reporter put it.

    A lot of my friends died in Afghanistan, mostly doctors and lawyers having a meeting. I miss them.
    Where was the world then. Now some of my colleagues are treating white, Asian and black patients in hospitals.
    Are we so different, are we not human enough……

  21. @charlieminaj2

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    and the AZOV BATTALION wont stop killing ukrainians

  22. @buredabby

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Clickbait title. He literally says the opposite.

  23. @paulbendikas2313

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Zelensky is currpt and working for Nato

  24. @John-qh5dv

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Stay neutral look what happens

  25. @chayfebruary9252

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Good don’t join NATO we don’t want you! Come on Russia

  26. @domenicodileo9487

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    The UK, the US and NATO are ready to fight Russia down to the last Ukranian!
    …….HAHAHAHAH lurid imbeciles who still believe a single word from mainstream media!

  27. @domenicodileo9487

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Puppet Zelenskyy and BBC propaganda at their worst!
    Shame on you warmongering sycophants!

  28. @groydstein7007

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    The beggar of kiev

  29. @javedmohammed9005

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    The root of this huge problem goes back to 1963 Cuban missiles crisis…. USA forced USSR to go back home with their missiles… USA did NOT want Soviet nuclear ☢️ missiles weapons on their very close to their Borders… what’s so different this time?
    USA/ uk / NATO have led Ukraine to utter destruction by promising them strength but when the time came…. USA / UK / NATO meekly stood aside.

  30. @uno.di.noi_

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Fine example of freedom and democracy, censor comments you don't like 😂😂😂 the slimy empire of lies will collapse whether you like it or not.!

  31. @victoriousvictory8899

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Please keep your psychological evaluations to yourself Russia! All of the Psychiatricist are fired in the USA. I thought someone is 302 for being a danger to themselves and others. Cancel all psychological evaluations.

  32. @sreerupachoudhury4873

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Was it worth it then, going to war over joining NATA and loosing lots n lots of civilians while all the politicians whose politics bring war are alive.

  33. @slinkescouse9179

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    From the news outlet that lied to u for 2 yrs about covid how can u tell whats being reported is the truth

  34. @rodgerpiercearchitect

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    …ever think that pootin shows up like the villain in any 007 movie?

  35. @dogtom100

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    selenski is a war kriminal , he started this shit and now he try to pull nato into his problems with russia , stop selenski and all those puppets like klitschkos

  36. @blueviper7501

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    I'm going to be honest I don't know who will agree or not but I have got to say that NATO and the U.S have to grow the biggest pair of steel balls to actually get it through that there is no stalling for time now it's either we handle this by force or let Ukraine be destroyed and allow Putin to become the one dictator to actually conquer the rest of Europe this is for the greater good of the whole world if all unified we could support Ukraine's fight to the fullest but right now no one has the guts to say we should help then the only way we should have from the beginning I hope they figure out the way to do this is without peaceful actions as of now all I see is complete denial of this war and denial of the future if it is not stopped right now.

  37. @tmacleod9146

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    We stand with you Ukraine ! Putin, you're nothing but a Hitler clone and if you want to come for us….. we will be waiting !

  38. @funnycloud590

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Sorry it’s too late

  39. @kayskreed

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Well, it's not like NATO even wants to let them join in the first place. Having them join would oblige to get involved and confront Putin, something they've repeatedly stated they're not interested in doing. So it's not really a matter of choice, more like a matter of fact. If they had been allowed to join years ago, perhaps this would not have emboldened Putin. Right now Ukraine is being used as a meat shield to protect NATO countries, especially the rich ones. Kinda ironic, but I understand why they're fearful of getting physically involved.

  40. @11141q

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    https://youtu.be/96pR7thVfNA bombings 6 years ago in ukrain from ukrainian military… genocide on their own people!!

  41. @stephaniewaters1777

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Will they demand more than Crimea to end this?

  42. @EnglishMathTutor

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Methinks the BBC hath twisted Zelenskyy's words.

  43. @isaurasofia5400

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Forget about this actor-lawyer turned politician.
    Before the actual invasion, Joe Bananita should had faced Vlad the Impaler, in Moscow, cara-a-cara to negotiate an agreement.
    Sadly, Bananita hid behind NATOlandia and the Mysterons…
    Well, there's not Captain Scarlet.
    This US administration is like the pitch that George did at NBC for Jerry's show "…is about nothing."

  44. @Ricoriccoreco

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    🤔

  45. @DolphinOfFire

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Not allowed to join NATO yet they're the good guys? Okay…

  46. @johnfreepunk6664

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    LET UKRAINE INTO NATO!
    Stop this now before World War 3 starts

  47. @DJDAVE89

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    I don’t think anyone should trust Ukraine at all! Neo nazis and can’t be trusted let putin crack on I say

  48. @hb19110

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    It is a concession but reality at last. Thank God. Shame on NATO. Learn from this world. Boris cool down because America is not what UK needs. Not their society or their politics or their meat or table manners.

  49. @henrikandresen8810

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    I hope he doesent give up on joining NATO !!

  50. @Montybelilai

    January 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    YIKES.

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