Vladimir Putinto: Vladimir Rodionov / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in 2008 at the meeting of the Council Russia — NATO tried to dissuade NATO countries from cooperation with Ukraine. On Friday, 7 December, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, reports “European true”.
“President Putin, as usual, was trying to teach NATO allies: “With whom do you cooperate? With Ukraine? It is not a country, it’s some kind of artificial entity, the error history”,” — brought the Minister of the words allegedly spoken by the President of the Russian Federation in April 2008 in Bucharest.
Representatives of the NATO countries looked at Putin puzzled, said Linkevičius. “They could not believe these words, they thought that maybe something not so understand”, — said the head of Lithuanian foreign Ministry.
The Council Russia — NATO in 2008 was held on the sidelines of the NATO summit, held April 2-4 in Bucharest. The summit participants discussed the question of accession to the Alliance Ukraine and Georgia. The membership of these countries were the United States, Canada and Eastern European States in the Alliance in 1999 and 2004. It was opposed by Germany, France and other Western European countries.
Kiev in the provision of the action plan for NATO membership was then denied, but the members of the Association promised that Ukraine will join the Alliance in the future.
Video, photo All from Russia.