Ex-Commander of NATO in Europe: Ukraine does not need an alliance

Former NATO Commander in Europe General Wesley Clark, the American believes that Ukraine should not be accepted into the ranks of the Alliance.

“Ukraine as a member of NATO we do not need, we should not take it into NATO. This is a special country. Whenever we talked about the expansion of NATO, we had no plans for the adoption of NATO membership for Ukraine,” - said a senior military RIA Novosti during debate on the site, “Atlantic Council” - one of the leading analytical centers in the USA.

Non-aligned status of Ukraine is fixed at the level of law. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on August 29, introduced in the Verkhovna Rada of the law on the abolition of non-aligned status and renewal rate for membership in NATO. Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence recommends to consider the abolition of non-aligned status has new parliament to be elected following elections on October 26th.

Relevant to the issue of Ukraine’s accession to NATO reflects the contradictions between its eastern and western regions. First attracted to Russia and take this opportunity as a threat, and the latter is considered a chance to integrate into the Euro-Atlantic space. Third Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko (2005-2010) headed for the country’s accession to NATO, but his successor, Viktor Yanukovych (2010-2014) achieved a legislative fix non-aligned status of Ukraine.

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