Ben Wallace says west would like to see gratitude for help, as Zelenskiy complaints over caution on Nato membership

The British defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has suggested Ukraine needed to put more emphasis on saying thank you for western help after Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s complaints on Tuesday that his country had not been issued a firm timetable or set of conditions for joining Nato.

“Whether we like it or not, people want to see a bit of gratitude,” Wallace said at a briefing in the margins of the Nato summit in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, when asked about Zelenskiy’s comments that Kyiv being told it would be welcome in the alliance but not given a date or exact conditions was “absurd”.

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