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Published: 17:33, October 21, 2021 | Updated: 18:46, October 21, 2021
Report: Russia warns against NATO membership for Ukraine
By Reuters
Published:17:33, October 21, 2021 Updated:18:46, October 21, 2021 By Reuters

A picture taken on Nov 20, 2019 shows a NATO flag at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, during a NATO Foreign Affairs ministers' summit. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

MOSCOW - Moscow has warned The North Atlantic Treaty Organization that any move towards Ukraine's membership in the bloc will have consequences; the RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko as saying on Thursday.

RIA said Rudenko had been asked about US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin's comments on a visit to Ukraine this week when he said that Washington supported Kyiv's aspiration's to join the transatlantic alliance and that no country could veto such a move.

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