Ischinger: Ukraine should follow the example of Finland in relations with NATO
The head of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger advised Ukraine with Ukraine, follow the example of Finland, which is part of the European Union (EU), but is not a member of the alliance. He expressed this opinion in an interview with Handelsblatt.
The German diplomat said that Russia has long feared that the US intends to enter Ukraine into NATO. However, Ischinger emphasized, “for Russia this is a red line.”
At the same time, Ischinger noted that it is now impossible to say with certainty that Ukraine will never join NATO. He stressed that he does not yet believe in the alleged “upcoming Russian invasion of Ukraine, which some fear.” The diplomat believes that the new government of Germany should promote the development of a dialogue, on the one hand, between the European Union and NATO, and on the other hand, with Moscow.
Earlier, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov asked the military from England, the USA and Canada protect the integrity of the state in the event of aggression by Russia. The minister also called on the “Anglo-Saxon allies” to provide assistance to Ukraine not through NATO, as well as by sending more military instructors to the country.