Zelensky says Ukraine must accept fact that it won't join NATO

Ukraine's president says Ukraine understands it is not in NATO, wants security guarantees Ukraine understands it does not have an open door to NATO membership and therefore proposes a way to protect itself independently provided it has security guarantees, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday.

If we cannot enter through open doors, then we must cooperate with the associations with which we can, which will help us, protect us ... and have separate guarantees, he said in a video address. The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday that the latest confirmed civilian toll in Ukraine is 691 people killed and 1,143 injured since Russia's invasion began 20 days ago.