The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in 2008 at the meeting of the NATO Council-Russia tried to dissuade the Alliance from cooperation with Ukraine.
This was stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius at a conference in the foreign Ministry of Ukraine, the correspondent of “European truth”.
“President Putin as usual tried to teach NATO allies: “With whom do you cooperate? With Ukraine? This is not a country, it’s kind of an artificial entity, an error in history” – quoted by the Lithuanian Minister of the Russian President.
According to Lncas, representatives of NATO countries Putin looked puzzled.
“They could not believe these words, they thought that maybe something not so understood”, he added.
The Minister recalled that at the summit in 2008 in Bucharest, the allies officially confirmed that Ukraine will become a member of the bloc in the future.
Earlier we wrote that the world needs to enter the “Azov package of sanctions in response to Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
An interview published by the New York Times article “Putin must be punished.”
We also passed that the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the United States Joseph Dunford has openly warned Russia that the us authorities as necessary, ready for military response to aggression in the Kerch Strait.
Almost immediately the news was picked up by most of the Kremlin’s media: they replicate the statements of local politicians about the intentions of the United States after operations in the sea of Azov.
In addition, the us General stressed that the U.S. must react. Later a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov accused the Americans of “militancy”.
The Russian politician noted that such action “could lead to serious conflict.” But in the United States, he said,”common sense still prevails”.
Recall, the Alliance calls upon the Russian Federation to immediately release captured Ukrainian sailors and ships of the Ukrainian Navy.
Know. EN wrote that Poltorak explained why Ukrainians do not open fire in response.
We will remind, Olga Kurnosova has shared his Outlook for Russia after the death of the incumbent President Putin.