Lavrov commented on Ukraine’s course for NATO membership

The Russian foreign Ministry believes that Ukraine’s accession to NATO will strengthen the geopolitical challenges in the Ukraine and around it.

This was stated by state Secretary, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasin, RIA Novosti reported.

“It’s unfortunate news. I think that all sensible people must realize that this perspective will lead to a tightening geopolitical challenges in the Ukraine and around it. And thinking not only in Kiev but also in European capitals, in Washington,” – said Karasin.

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We will remind, Rada determined the membership in NATO is the main priority of Ukraine. The decision adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. From now on, Ukraine will deepen its cooperation with NATO to membership in the Alliance.

According to MP from the faction “Batkivschyna” Borys Tarasyuk, in its decision, the Parliament returned the draft law, which was adopted on 9 June 2003.

NATO took note of the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which declared NATO membership a top priority. While NATO recalled the firm support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and the right of Ukraine to decide its own future and foreign policy course free from outside interference.