The Crimean population realised the right to self-determination, enshrined in the UN Charter, through a free and peaceful vote that was held in accordance with all international standards.
NATO understands all the risks that will follow after Ukraine joins the Alliance and therefore gave up on Kyiv.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the West has abandoned Ukraine.
Relations between NATO and Ukraine date back to the early 1990s and have since developed into one of the most substantial of NATO’s partnerships. Since 2014, in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, cooperation has been intensified in critical areas.
NATO officials have never said that Ukraine will not enter into the Alliance. However, according to the Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre Vineta Kleine, Ukraine needs to promote domestic reforms before joining the Alliance.
See the similar case, "The West is preparing the disintegration of Ukraine."