MFA: Ukraine should be part of Europe’s collective defense

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Thursday, March, 27, 2014, 17:43

Security guarantees for Ukraine do not work, so the country is forced to look for other ways of protection, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Danylo Lubkivskiy announced. He made this statement ​​in response to a question about whether Ukraine could promise Russia to remain a non-aligned state.

“Non-aligned status is a decision that should be taken by the Ukrainian nation. But when the safety of the country is put in jeopardy and when guarantors of security do not fulfill their obligations, we will be looking for other ways of protection and defense, and of course, the collective system … Of course, Ukraine should be a part of the collective system of European defense, ” said Lubkivskiy.

Before this, Minister Andriy Deshchytsya had repeatedly stated that Ukraine does not intend to join NATO.

President Barack Obama also said that Ukraine had not submitted an application to join the association. One of the reasons he sees is the unwillingness of countries to strengthen the confrontation with Russia, which actually does not perceive the alliance as a strategic enemy.

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/03/27/7020500/

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