Former UN Deputy Secretary General Sergei Ordzhonikidze said that Ukraine is not suitable for joining NATO in all respects, Izvestia writes.
During a conversation with correspondents of the publication, he noted, that the unsettledness of territorial issues is a problem that stopped other countries from being admitted to the alliance.
According to Ordzhonikidze, from the point of view of international law, Ukraine has put itself in a position where the dream of joining NATO cannot come true.
“They themselves created a conflict situation. They do not recognize Crimea, it is a territorial dispute. Further Donetsk and Lugansk. Wherever you throw — problems everywhere. As I understand it, the North Atlantic Alliance is not going to fight for them,” the expert emphasized.
At the same time, Dmitry Abzalov, president of the Center for Strategic Communications, expressed the opinion that the absence of NATO membership would not prevent the alliance from developing military cooperation with Ukraine and supplying new weapons systems there. However, according to him, Ukraine's entry into NATO will definitely not happen in the horizon of this year.
Military expert Vladislav Shurygin, in turn, noted that after the recognition of the Donbas republics by the leadership of the Russian Federation, the situation for the Ukrainian army will change dramatically.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a televised address to the Russians, said that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine could come directly from NATO headquarters.