Former Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who became an Advisor to the President of Ukraine said he wished to discuss with Moscow a situation which He considers " violations by Russia of international law."
"in General, of course, I would have said that both Russia And the West will benefit from the cooperation. I still believe that the partnership would be the right approach. And I still believe that we are obliged to develop strategic partnership, " said Rasmussen.
He added that he was ready to meet Russian authorities to discuss a number of topical issues, reports RIA "Novosti" referring to Sputnik." more specifically, I wish to raise the issue of Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, Georgia And other cases of violation by Russia of international law, " said Rasmussen. Rasmussen called for the continuation of the contacts the US And Russia on resolving the conflict situation in the Syrian Arab Republic: "of course, there is an armed solutions to conflict situations, for this reason, you need a political solution. And I also think that North America And Russia must engage in dialogue. They are trying to achieve a ceasefire, But to no avail, And I'm not optimistic (on this account) ". Answering the question about the appropriateness of military cooperation of the USA And Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic, Rasmussen supported him, though with a caveat: "I think that collaboration is always good. But I think that the Russian Federation needs to realize that her involvement (in Syria) did not improve the situation." He also expressed the view that Russian military support of the Syrian government " has worsened And prolonged the conflict." A decree on the appointment of former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, an Advisor to the President of Ukraine signed Poroshenko may 27. The ex-NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said that as if I did not consult with former colleagues on the North Atlantic Alliance before the decision to become an Advisor Poroshenko. Rasmussen believes that the West will give Ukraine lethal weapons if Russia will be " to destabilize Eastern Ukraine ".