Russian Senator Pushkov: NATO does not intend to fight for Ukraine millions of refugees in the event of a Russian invasion. In his Telegram channel, he called this an attempt to intimidate the West.
This is a statement by the minister, which he made to an article for the American media. According to him, in the event of a full-scale conflict, three to five million refugees will pour into Europe, which will become a “major problem” for the European Union.
The senator believes that NATO does not intend to fight for Ukraine. According to him, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made this clear, recalling that Ukraine is a partner, but not a member of the alliance. “This means that Article 5 of the Washington Treaty is inapplicable to her, and the alliance has no obligation to defend Ukraine. Therefore, its Ministry of Defense is trying to intimidate the West at least with refugees, “Pushkov wrote.
Earlier, the head of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger advised Ukraine to follow the example of Finland, which is part of the European Union, in building relations with Ukraine. but not a member of the alliance. The German diplomat said that Russia has long feared that the United States intends to bring Ukraine into NATO. However, Ischinger emphasized, “this is a red line for Russia.”