Published on Sep 4, 2014
Russia is warning NATO against granting membership to Ukraine saying the move could derail all peace efforts. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also warned the US against imposing its will on Ukraine. He urged Kiev and pro-Russians to back Moscow’s peace proposal to avert a large-scale crisis. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out a seven point plan for ending months of hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Lavrov also vowed that Russia will take practical steps to de-escalate the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Moscow has for long regarded a NATO membership for Ukraine as a national security threat. Pro-Russian forces have been fighting Kiev troops since mid-April in a conflict that has killed over 25-hundred people.
- There is nothing intrinsically wrong with Ukraine joining NATO. What is disturbing, and thus a wrong move on the part of Ukraine, is US+NATO want to use Ukraine as the bait…
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