Ukraine President Zelensky
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, April 14, 2022. Original public domain image from Flickr

A frustrated President Volodymyr Zelensky launched a furious broadside against Ukraine's NATO allies Tuesday as they began a summit still unsure how to advance Kyiv's membership bid.

Zelensky, who will come to Vilnius, Lithuania, during the two-day summit, denounced as "absurd" the reluctance of some NATO leaders to provide a clear timetable for Ukraine to join the alliance.

"Uncertainty is weakness. And I will openly discuss this at the summit," Zelensky tweeted.

The alliance backs Ukraine in its battle against Russia's 16-month-old invasion, but several members — notably US President Joe Biden — oppose giving Ukraine a timetable for membership.

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