On this occasion, the spokesman said that "Ukraine's orientation towards NATO and the confirmation of its future NATO membership was one of the reasons for the special military operation."
There are different reactions of NATO countries to such a request, according to Peskov, who said: "There are countries that support this option of accelerated accession, there are countries that do not. In any case, they all refer to the rule of consensus."
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky signed an application for accelerated membership in the U.S.-led military alliance last Friday.
Dmitry Peskov: "We are monitoring this decision very closely. And we remember that it was Ukraine's NATO orientation and confirmation of Ukraine's future membership in NATO that was one of the reasons for the special military operation."