Monday, July 4 2016 16:40 EEST
Ukraine should give up on its dream to join NATO - Aleksander Kwaśniewski
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The ex-president of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski says that Ukraine should give up on its dream to join NATO.

Kwaśniewski was speaking at a meeting of the Körber Foundation on July 1 and said that Ukraine should 'give up on its dream to become a member of the alliance.' Moreover, he noted that Ukraine still shouldn’t raise the matter of the EU membership.

At the same time, the ex-president of Poland mentions that there is none who would be against Ukraine's joining the alliance and the European Union a bit later.

Furthermore, Kwaśniewski also is very concerned about the threat to the security of Poland, Moldova and the Baltic States due to Russia’s aggression in Eastern Europe, in particular, near the borders of Estonia, Latvia and Moldova. According to the ex-president, the situation in the region has become very unsafe.

Kwaśniewski says that Russian troops’ drills at NATO's borders will make the leadership of the alliance to decide on strengthening its military presence in Poland and the Baltic States. The ex-president is sure that an international battalion of NATO troops will be sent to every country, which is being threatening by the aggression of Russia.

As reported earlier by, Ukraine won’t be able to get visa-free regime with EU this summer - European Commissioner Malmström.

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