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'NATO Must Strengthen Its Cooperation With And Support For Ukraine' – Former NATO Secretary General
20 September, 2016
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What You Need To Know:

✅ “It is essential that NATO strengthens its cooperation with and support for Ukraine;”
✅ In 2008, it was made clear that Ukraine will become a member of the treaty in the future, granted it fulfills the necessary criteria;
✅ “NATO allies should consider delivering lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine so that the Ukrainian army improves its capability to defend itself;”
✅ When asked about Donald Trump who recently raised doubts about collective security within NATO should a NATO ally be attacked by Russia, Rasmussen says this is a very serious concern.

“It is essential that NATO strengthens its cooperation with and support for Ukraine,” says Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.  While Ukraine may not be a member of NATO, Rasmussen stresses that in 2008, it was made clear that Ukraine will become a member of the treaty in the future, granted it fulfills the necessary criteria. “That’s a clear decision.  That decision still stands,” he says.

Although NATO has no obligation to Ukraine, if Russia continues to destabilize the situation in the East, Rasmussen personally believes that “NATO allies should consider delivering lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine so that the Ukrainian army improves its capability to defend itself.”

When asked about Donald Trump who recently raised doubts about collective security within NATO should a NATO ally be attacked by Russia, Rasmussen says this is a very serious concern.  “We need America as the world’s policeman, “ he says,  reminding the American electorate that world leadership is at stake in its upcoming elections.

Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Former NATO Secretary General at the YES Conference on September 15th, 2016 in Kyiv.