Russia should not be afraid of Ukraine’s accession to NATO – Stoltenberg

Russia should not be afraid of Ukraine's accession to NATO - Stoltenberg

22.10.2021 15:30Russia should not be afraid of NATO enlargement or worry about the accession of independent nations, including Ukraine, to NATO because the enlargement process has always contributed to peace and stability throughout Europe.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this at a press conference in Brussels on Friday, October 22, following the second day of the meeting of NATO defense ministers, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

Stoltenberg was asked whether he was worried about the fact that proposals to give Ukraine the prospect of NATO membership could provoke Russian aggression.

“No, partly because NATO is a defensive alliance and partly because it is for Ukraine and 30 NATO Allies to decide on when Ukraine is ready to join the Alliance. No other country has any right to intervene or to have any say in that process because Ukraine is a sovereign independent nation. And sovereign independent nations have the right to choose their own path. And therefore, it is up to Ukraine to decide that they aspire for NATO membership and then, of course, for 30 Allies to decide when Ukraine is ready, when Ukraine meets the NATO standards,” he said.

“The enlargement of NATO over the last decades has actually contributed to peace and stability throughout Europe and, therefore, there’s no way that Russia should be afraid of or have any right to try to veto or to stop any sovereign nation from joining the Alliance,” Stoltenberg added.

The NATO summit held in Brussels in June this year confirmed the prospect of Euro-Atlantic integration for Ukraine and Georgia, when these countries are ready for such a step and when all Allies reach a political agreement on such membership.

(c)UKRINFORM 2021

3 comments

  • This Trotsky-loving halfwit must go.
    His replacement must say something on the following lines :
    Nato exists for one reason only : to prevent Russia from invading sovereign countries and stealing their land.
    Stop this practise, withdraw permanently, pay reparations for mass murder and apologise. Nato can then be disbanded and countries can take care of their own security.
    A decent US president should be saying now to putler:
    Sanctions will now commence a process of increasing exponentially. This will continue until you follow the above procedure.

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  • Until Ukraine will join Nato a US-Scandinavia-Ukraine military alliance could be useful, including US military bases in Ukraine. We are not going to wait for Nato no more. In 2024 the US will have a real president, who may then consider such alliance and will sanction the crap out of NS2. Meanwhile the hair-sniffing fossil will give Putler a BJ in exchange for some roubles…

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  • Maybe the old leftist moron Stoltenberg wants to go visit the sewer rat and give him sloppy head to appease him? Good grief what a limp-wristed asswipe!
    I would say, it’s not any of mafia land’s business. Period!

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