Plenipotentiary representative of the DND in Minsk contact group Denis Putilin said that a political settlement of the conflict in the Donbass can only be in the case of the non-aligned status of Ukraine and non-participation in any military alliances.
"Full and comprehensive political settlement of the conflict with Ukraine can only be the case if the state will have the non-aligned status and will be neutral in respect of any military alliances," said Putilin, RIA " Novosti ". February 6, adviser to the Minister of defence of Ukraine Oleksandr danylyuk sure that his country is unlikely to be accepted into the Alliance, and therefore must lead their own "Union security" in the post-Soviet space. The day before the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that his country still would not want to see Ukraine in the ranks of NATO." At the end of last year, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree about the refusal from the non-aligned status. At the same time well-known Ukrainian politicians, including 1st head of state Leonid Kravchuk, joined the initiative group for the creation of the movement " Ukraine - NATO ", hoping that it will help in 2015 to be held on Ukraine referendum on joining NATO. Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that Ukraine's decision to cancel the non-aligned status, to which Kiev has pushed the country to the North Atlantic Commonwealth, exacerbates the situation in the country. Its part of the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that NATO's further enlargement will force the Russian Federation to take the necessary measures and will lead to serious changes in the world. From his part, the former head of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko said that more than fifty percent of Ukrainians do not support the current government of rapprochement with the North Atlantic Alliance.