Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Monday that only a fool can now consider Ukraine’s entry into NATO.
As reported by the media Russians, Grushko pointed in a press release that at the 2008 Bucharest Summit, in when it was decided that Ukraine and Georgia could join the blockade, Russia had warned of the danger of this passage.
He said NATO forgets the principle that one side does not improve its own security at the expense of the other’s security.
And the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister added: “We are committed not to take steps that could have an impact in significant way on mutual security “, noting that” if one party opposes a certain step, there is no need to do so, and therefore we must sit down and agree on how to ensure mutual security. “Both sides, NATO and Russia.” .
The Russian diplomat stressed that NATO expansion does not contribute to strengthening the security of the bloc itself.
Grushko commented on the recent admission of Finland and Sweden by NATO, stating: “The admission of Finland and Sweden (to NATO) adversely affects NATO security, as a more than 1,200-kilometer joint with Russia is being established. that NATO has declared the main adversary threatening the alliance. “
And former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently said Moscow would not stop its military campaign in Ukraine even if Kiev officially abandoned its aspirations to join NATO.
Even before the Russian operation began in Ukraine last February, Moscow made it clear that it would not accept Ukraine’s membership of NATO.
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