WASHINGTON, September 30 – Novosti. Washington’s attempts to make Ukraine a member of NATO are reckless, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said at a virtual event of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“I think it’s not a wise American policy to try to include Ukraine in NATO,” he said.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Kiev had filed an application to join NATO in an expedited manner. His statement was made after Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR , LPR , Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed agreements on the annexation of regions to Russia .
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in December 2014 amended two laws, abandoning the non-bloc status of the state. In February 2019, the Ukrainian parliament adopted amendments to the constitution, securing the country’s course towards the EU and NATO. Ukraine has become the sixth state to receive NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner status.
Representatives of official Washington have repeatedly stated that at this stage the possibility of Ukraine’s entry into NATO is not being considered. At the same time, the United States emphasized that the alliance would never abandon the “open door” policy, and did not rule out that Kiev could try to join the organization in the future.