Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took to Twitter on Monday to “commend NATO partners’ understanding of all the risks and challenges we face”, announcing that Ukraine will become a member of the alliance.

“NATO leaders confirmed that [Ukraine] will become a member of the Alliance & the #MAP is an integral part of the membership process”, Zelenskyy tweeted. “[Ukraine] deserves due appreciation of its role in ensuring Euro-Atlantic security.”