According to James Appathurai, NATO is not considering or studying the issue of sending its troops to Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports.
“No, there is no such a discussion regarding sending NATO troops to Ukraine right now and I do not suppose there will be,” he said.
Deputy Secretary General said that today NATO is helping Ukraine in strengthening its security, helping the country be ble to protect itself. “It is a politically wise decision. But I do not foresee direct sending of NATO troops to Ukraine,” he stressed.
It should be recalled that according to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Philip Breedlove, the events in Ukraine and the Russian annexation of Crimea have caused the restructuring of NATO’s military capabilities.
As it is known, in September of this year, diplomatic relations between Ukraine and NATO will be expanded, and therefore the country will open an embassy of the North Atlantic Alliance. “We also talked about the beginning of new trust funds and projects. In particular, in the areas of mine clearance and strategic communications. We also paid special attention to the promotion of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and special operations forces,” the Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said.
In turn, the leader of the Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov demands that the Russian President Vladimir Putin recognize the DPR and LPR terrorist organizations in order to avoid the domination of NATO forces in Ukraine. “Our point of view is that Russia should recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk republics. That is, it is necessary to state clearly that we will give neither Novorossia nor Kyiv at the mercy of the Nazis-Bendera,” told the Russian communist leader.