"Give Russia guarantees Ukraine won't join NATO"
WARSAW -- Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski has called for the arming of Ukraine "with defensive weapons."
He at the same time warned that Russia must be given guarantees that "a free, democratic Ukraine" will not seek to join NATO.
"We must guarantee to the Russians that a free, democratic, European Ukraine would not seek to join NATO, which Russia sees as a threat, but will act like Finland which is a free, independent European country, but is not a member of NATO," Brzezinski told the Polish broadcaster TVN24.
Another element of a possible solution to the conflict in Ukraine, according to him, is to supply that country with "defensive weapons."
"We have to be able to deliver defensive weapons Ukraine, because if we do not send such weapons, all that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has to do to triumph is to cause a further escalation of the conflict," said Brzezinski.
March 4, 2015 | 13:57 | Source: B92, TASS | Comments: (6) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes that the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsev last week was politically motivated.
March 4, 2015 | 09:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
KOPAONIK -- U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby said on Tuesday that "the whole world needed the United States and Russia to have a good relationship."
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VIENNA, BELGRADE -- OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ivica Dacic and Secretary General Lamberto Zannier on Monday condemned the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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MOSCOW -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic says she is surprised by Russian FM Sergei Lavrov's doubts about the organization's impartiality.
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GENEVA -- The international community should pay special attention to media freedom in Ukraine, while the OSCE has a biased attitude about it, Sergei Lavrov has said.
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NEW YORK -- Dozens of demonstrators protested in New York near the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN over the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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MOSCOW -- NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe's statement about Russia "using frozen conflicts" as an instrument of political pressure are "absurd."