Any expansion of NATO to Russia's borders will help the adoption of countermeasures to ensure the public safety of the state, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"NATO still has not changed And is not a substitute for your destiny from the position of the original purposes of its creation, And in this case still can not forget, because this is an organization that was created in the times of opposition And confrontation, for this reason to replace the essence of its existence, NATO cannot" ? said Sands, RIA " Novosti "." And of course, Any such promotion of the organization towards our borders leads to the need for countermeasures to ensure its own security, the security of the state ", ? Peskov said, explaining the phrase about the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO. He said that about this many times stated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin." And of course, such actions which are declared on the part of commissioners of the Ukrainian leadership, nothing but regret cause not have the opportunity ", - has specified a press-the Secretary of the head of the country. In September, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the signing of a mutual Declaration on the strengthening of military-technical cooperation of Ukraine with NATO. Poroshenko also said that Ukraine And NATO closer than ever. This Poroshenko said that Ukraine until not ready to become a member of NATO, as the Alliance is not ready to take this country. It was furthermore argued that the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged the unwillingness of Ukraine to join NATO.
at the end of last year Poroshenko has signed a decree on the cancellation of Ukraine's non-aligned status. However, He noticed that Kiev for five or six years will be determined on the issue of joining NATO. Officials assured the public that decide the fate of this question will be the Ukrainians in the referendum. In the capital of Russia has stated many times about the importance of preserving the non-aligned status of Ukraine. The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said that this status is important to ensure security in the Euro-Atlantic area And is in the fundamental interests of the Ukrainian nation. Experts believe that Ukraine will not be able to qualify for membership in NATO in the next 20 years. Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Ukraine's accession to the Alliance, it will need to achieve a number of features, implementation of which will leave a large number of time. While NATO does not accept the States that have territorial discussions, and Ukraine claims to the Crimea, which became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014.