Vladimir Putinto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on politicians who seek to include Ukraine and Georgia in NATO, think about the consequences of those decisions. The President was quoted by RIA Novosti on Thursday, July 19.
“Such aggressive actions which represent a direct threat to Russia, we will react proportionately. Our colleagues who play in aggravation, tend to include, including, say, Ukraine or Georgia into the military orbit of the Alliance, would have to think about the possible consequences of such irresponsible policy,” said Putin at a meeting with ambassadors and permanent representatives of the Russian Federation.
The head of state noted that the basis of security in Europe is to develop cooperation and trust. According to him, the deployment of the Alliance new military bases near the Russian borders is not conducive to the restoration of trust.
July 17, in a Fox News interview, the Russian leader declared that NATO can work with these countries in a bilateral format, without taking them into their ranks.
Informed the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said that Georgia will join the NATO. Kiev for several years announces the membership of Ukraine in the military-political bloc.
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