In an interview with Dagbladet, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba asked Norway to support Ukrainian membership in NATO.
He argues that a “strong Ukraine” is in the interests of Norway and the West, and warns that further Russian intervention in Ukraine could have “dangerous consequences” for Norway.
– Foreign Minister Guleba Duckbladet tells Russia that if Russia decides to increase its occupation of Ukraine, its consequences could be very dangerous for Norway and for full Euro-Atlantic cooperation.
Started the political platform
Thackeray can interview Guleba regarding the so-called inauguration Crimean site. Delegates from more than 40 countries, including Norway, met with each other for the summit in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Monday last week.
There, they agreed to work together for a peaceful end to the Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.
In an interview with Dagbladet, Foreign Minister Giulba praised Norway for the support it has received from Norway, but it is no secret that the country wants more support, whether material, financial or non-profit.
At the same time as Russia annexed Crimea, war broke out in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists are fighting with Ukrainian authorities in a war that killed more than 13,000 people in March last year. According to the UN.
Norwegian Prayer of Ukraine
West and Ukraine accuse Russia of supporting separatists. When the war broke out in Donbass, NATO says there are more than 1,000 Russian troops In Ukraine. Agreed in 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin Russian military intelligence officers operated inside Ukraine.
“Russia does not want to end the war against Ukraine until it understands its futility and the great cost of subjugating Ukraine,” Guleba told Douglas.
However, Guleba argues that the war in Donbass and the annexation of Crimea alone should explain why Norway should support the Ukrainian NATO member.
– There is reason to expect a deteriorating security situation in Europe, more serious Russian policy in the Baltic countries, more intense Russian provocations in the north and Russian militarization in the Arctic. For these reasons, Kuleba says we firmly believe that Norway is interested in Ukraine’s flexibility, especially in supporting NATO members in NATO.
The last time the war took place
Basically, NATO will remain open to all European countries or states until it meets multiple requirements. Among other things, the democratic system of government in the country and the ability to contribute to the security coalition.
Experts today question whether Ukraine meets specific needs, among other things, unresolved border conflicts and Ukraine’s economy, which is relatively small and unlikely to grow significantly in the future.
If Ukraine is to meet those needs, NATO member states – unanimously – must vote to merge with a new member state.
The biggest obstacle to Ukrainian NATO membership is that Ukraine wants to join the Security Alliance.
This is the third time that NATO’s “open door” approaches have been tested on countries that do not want to be part of the Russian Federation.
– For the first time, Russia was weak, NATO had taken many before Warsaw Act-Land, says Newman.
The second time the war took place.
The ruthless Russian response
Georgia’s then-president, Mikhail Sakashvili, launched a military offensive in the hope that the United States and NATO would support him. Divided Republic of South Ossetia I 2008.
The goal was to retake South Ossetia, which declared itself independent of Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. A war broke out between South Ossetia and Georgia, in which Russian soldiers eventually joined forces as peacekeepers.
When Russian peacekeepers were affected by the Georgian attack, Russia responded. They not only drove the Georgian army out of South Ossetia, but crushed it and returned to the capital, Tbilisi.
Vladimir Putin’s Russia needed only five days.
In the years leading up to the attack, Sakashville’s Georgia was embraced by then-US President George W. Bush, who sought to push a Georgian NATO member into the coalition.
Germany and France were skeptical and delayed the process.
Yet the warmth of the US president was so warm and the appreciation for the new Georgian democracy so great that many analysts believe Sakashville led him to believe that Bush would save him.
Neither Bush, the United States nor NATO ever did it. After all, Georgia is not a member of the coalition.
Promise or prevent
Russia’s expert Newman points out that the dilemma for NATO member states today is the same as in Ukraine, as it was in Georgia.
– Increasing the security of the participants is a key aspect of the security alliance. If the coalition does something that does not increase, but reduces security, it acts against its purpose. So NATO members sit there and weigh the pros and cons. Russia’s increasingly aggressive policies, which include warfare, have a choice: one can remain silent without addressing Georgia and Ukraine or prevent them from doing so, Newman said.
For example, Newman argues that if one chooses to include Ukraine in NATO, member states must be determined that they can “do their part” and that NATO member states can guarantee Ukraine’s security.
– As for the situation in northern Georgia and eastern Ukraine, there is uncertainty about these two conditions. That is why Norway and other NATO countries are saying as little as possible about this issue, Newman says.
Russian and Ukrainian expert Dor Bukvol agrees with Newman’s analysis of the Norwegian Defense Research Organization (FFI).
The Crimean base is trying to reconnect the Crimean peninsula with Ukraine. Isn’t that racing?
– Yes, betting has been done so far, but I see what Ukraine does: they keep the question alive, and if no one talks about it, at least there will be a sense that the betting has been done. Russia has a goal to impose the death penalty on this question, and to thwart all such attempts, Bukwol answers.
UD: – Values Ukraine
When asked by Duckbladet whether Norway supports Ukrainian NATO membership, the Foreign Ministry responds a lot, but there is no clear “yes” or “no”.
– Norway evaluates Ukraine’s significant contribution to Euro-Atlantic security. Ukraine is a close partner of NATO and has contributed to many NATO-led operations. Ukraine has expanded security cooperation with NATO (EOP) And cooperation for reform (ANP), In addition to a comprehensive support package, Secretary of State Audon Holvorson (H) says in a statement to Doug Platt.
He pointed out that when NATO member states agreed to support him in 2008, Norway and NATO from the summit were firm in their decision. The future Ukrainian member of NATO.
– This is something that requires consensus in the coalition. We encourage Kiev to continue the long-term reform process, says Holvorson.
The Secretary of State was Ambassador to Norway for the summit in Ukraine on Monday last week.
Norway continues to condemn Russia’s illegal occupation of the Crimean peninsula. The militarization of the peninsula and serious human rights violations are of great concern. So Norway’s participation in the Crimean stage is natural and helps keep Crimea high on the international agenda, says Holvorson.