Ukraine has enough weapons to begin its counteroffensive against Russia, and the operation will give the country the victory it needs to join NATO, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Reuters on Monday.
Membership of the military alliance would "probably" only be possible for Ukraine after the end of active hostilities, Kuleba said.
Kuleba did not say whether the counteroffensive had started when asked. He answered that the most important thing was not when it started, but that it ended in Ukrainian victory.
"NATO membership cannot stop this war, but NATO membership will stop further wars. This is why the best way to ensure security in the region is to come to the moment when Ukraine becomes a member of NATO," he said.