Russia said on Thursday that Ukraine’s pursuit of Nato membership posed a danger to European security and threatened to sever its remaining ties to the Atlantic military alliance.
Ukraine’s parliament renounced the country’s neutral status on Tuesday in a significant step towards joining Nato.
Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said the West was using Ukraine’s Nato bid to fuel confrontation between Russia and its neighbour.
“There are a few Western countries that want to maintain the crisis in Ukraine and to maintain and boost the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, including through provocative efforts towards membership in the Atlantic alliance,” he said.
“The very idea of Ukraine’s efforts to join Nato are dangerous, not only for Ukrainian people, because there is no unity over that issue, it is dangerous for European security,”
You know, rather than Russia?
Yeah, yeah, we know, Russians don’t think the Ukraine can ever really be independent. Russia is the big brother, Ukraine the little and that’s just the way it should be. But Ukraine also has a just and righteous say in this arrangement and it seems that they don’t entirely agree….