The former NATO Secretary General noted that if Russia really wanted the occupation of Ukraine, even the potential of its armed forces that had increased significantly over the past 2-3 of the year would not have helped Kiev.
Rasmussen noted that, in principle, NATO is ready to “stop the hypothetical tank the advancement of Russian troops, ”and immediately added that in fact such a scenario is extremely unlikely.
The current adviser Poroshenko said that the best strategy for NATO remains the strategy to "contain Russia and the simultaneous political dialogue with it."
NATO is not going to attempt to isolate Russia.
This statement was made by the former head of the North Atlantic military bloc in an interview with the German edition. The World, adding that, in principle, the version of Russia's possible accession to the alliance is taking place, but "NATO did not receive the relevant statement from official Moscow."