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In London, reacted to the suggestion of the Ambassador of Ukraine about a possible refusal to join NATO

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If the Ukrainian authorities stop seeking to join the North Atlantic Alliance, this decision will be supported by the United Kingdom. The Government of Ukraine has the right to adopt it independently.


This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Defense of Great Britain James Hippie on Sky News.

This is how London reacted to the suggestion that Kiev might refuse to join NATO. It was made by the diplomatic representative of Ukraine in Britain, Vadym Prystaiko, in an interview with the BBC radio station.

The press service of the Ukrainian embassy in London, which decided to comment on the statement of its own ambassador on Facebook, added spice to this situation. They said that the media took the words of the diplomat out of context and allowed themselves "provocative interpretations."

The statement emphasizes that the course of the Kiev authorities towards joining the North Atlantic Alliance is unchanged, and this is confirmed by the country's constitution.

As long as Ukraine is not a member of the alliance, we are ready to consider other agreements, including bilateral ones, in order to prevent a war

- says the press service of the diplomatic mission.

Today, Ukrainian Ambassador to Britain Vadim Prystaiko said that in order to prevent an armed conflict, the Kiev authorities could refuse to join NATO. Serhiy Nikiforov, Zelenskiy's press secretary, said it was essential that Ukraine's representative in London clarify the implications of his statement. It is likely that Prystaiko, if he remains unconvinced, may expect resignation by Zelensky's decision.
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  1. nnm
    nnm 14 February 2022 15: 46
    +9
    Yes, it makes sense to discuss it already ...
    Prystaiko himself was frightened that he voiced what was on everyone’s mind and immediately began to make excuses that his words were taken out of context, they were misunderstood ..

    If the Ukrainian authorities stop seeking to join the North Atlantic Alliance, this decision will be supported by the United Kingdom.

    ...by financing another coup d'état.
    1. Yura
      Yura 14 February 2022 15: 56
      +6
      Just a careful trial balloon. The main thing has been said. Further it will be easier.
      1. Yura
        Yura 14 February 2022 16: 02
        +4
        Maybe they were hoping to hear the chorus of NATO members that they would definitely accept Ukraine into the alliance, or, on command from the State Department, they were given the opportunity to refuse to accept Ukraine into NATO, saving face, they say, we would have accepted, but you decided differently.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 14 February 2022 16: 20
        +2
        Quote: Jura
        Just a careful trial balloon. The main thing has been said. Further it will be easier.

        For us it is possible. And what about Ukraine, which will go to a direct violation of its constitution? De.bily ... Still, "the construction of a new supermarket in Kharkov" was introduced into their constitution.
        But what a harmonious chorus they scolded us!
        1. Yura
          Yura 14 February 2022 16: 49
          +2
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          But what a harmonious chorus they scolded us!

          They have it for a long time. They love this business so much that they do it every day, before every meal instead of prayer.
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          And what about Ukraine, which will go to a direct violation of its constitution?

          This is fixable, without violating the constitution, you can determine the date of entry, for example, in a hundred years.)))
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Still, "the construction of a new supermarket in Kharkov" was introduced into their constitution.
          good or a separate paragraph in it obliged NATO to accept Ukraine as a member or a member, I don’t know how to put it more correctly. hi
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 14 February 2022 17: 01
            +1
            Quote: Jura
            to accept Ukraine as a member or a member, I don’t know how to put it more correctly.

            "Well, accept us, accept, well, at least somewhere, but accept!"
        2. fa2998
          fa2998 14 February 2022 17: 46
          -2
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          And what about Ukraine, which will go to a direct violation of its constitution?

          Oh, just don’t, the Constitution is a holy icon, just pray for it. Look, one day, in trunks, on stumps, they made a LOT of corrections to our Constitution. I think such clowning can be arranged in Ukraine. laughing laughing We can rent Ella Aleksandrovna. We guarantee 99%. wassat wassat hi hi
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 15 February 2022 01: 46
            0
            Quote: fa2998
            Oh, just don’t, the Constitution is a holy icon, just pray for it. There, one day, in trunks, on stumps, they made a LOT of corrections to our Constitution.

            The difference is important. It is one thing to prescribe basic principles in the Constitution. It is quite another thing to introduce momentary, current, opportunistic tasks into it. In the second case, the constitution turns into a roll of toilet paper.

            Well, let's imagine. Tomorrow they accepted Ukraine into the European Union and NATO. Will they change their constitution again? Will they write in it "the preservation of the transit of Russian gas" or "the return of Crimea"?
            1. fa2998
              fa2998 15 February 2022 17: 03
              0
              So we have ONLY the basic principles?
              Specially, in an article about the terms of the president, they noted that the current one could go to the polls again. "Will they elect" (attribute) - change the Constitution again? request hi
              1. Zoldat_A
                Zoldat_A 15 February 2022 17: 54
                -1
                I am personally satisfied with the current president with his basic principles. If he is given a couple more terms in the Constitution, then so be it. The "change of power" is needed by the liberals - so that the second Sverdlovsk Drunkard comes and breaks what was not broken in the 90s.
                Russia needs "the stability of a stable tsar." At least call him the President, at least the emperor.

                And why do you liberals think that 70% of those who voted for Putin are mistaken, and only you, with your one and a half percent, are right?
      3. Terenin
        Terenin 14 February 2022 17: 42
        +2
        They said that the media pulled out the diplomat's words from context

        What the hell context fool It is clear to the last idiot that with these Maidan games, Ukraine itself will soon be pulled out of the "context".
    2. Civil
      Civil 14 February 2022 15: 57
      +3
      If you want to be free and independent, be ready to defend this freedom and independence. Otherwise, they are waiting for NATO to come and begin to fight while the Sumerians eat dumplings on the couch. Khataskrayniks will always be patient, and this is already true for any country.
      1. Yura
        Yura 14 February 2022 16: 06
        +4
        Quote: Civil
        If you want to be free and independent, be ready to defend this freedom and independence.

        And nothing else. It won't work otherwise.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 14 February 2022 16: 27
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        If you want to be free and independent, be ready to defend this freedom and independence. Otherwise, they are waiting for NATO to come and begin to fight while the Sumerians eat dumplings on the couch.

        Theirs, American, T. Jefferson was an extremely intelligent man. Among other things, he said
        He who gives up his freedom for security receives neither.
        Ukraine (yes, perhaps, the whole of Europe) gave away freedom and independence. And what about security? Which is faster - "Caliber" fly or American "defenders" dump?
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 14 February 2022 17: 03
          +3
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Ukraine (yes, perhaps, the whole of Europe) gave away freedom and independence.

          When a high school student gives herself for the first time, then it's scary, and then she gets used to it.
        2. Terenin
          Terenin 14 February 2022 17: 46
          +1
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Which is faster - "Caliber" fly or American "defenders" dump?

          Our experts were mistaken claiming that the United States had not yet invented hyper-speed laughing
  2. Popandos
    Popandos 14 February 2022 15: 46
    +3
    If the Ukrainian authorities stop seeking to join the North Atlantic Alliance, this decision will be supported by the United Kingdom.

    Are they looking for an escape route?
    A good face with a bad game?
    We will see
  3. pyagomail.com
    pyagomail.com 14 February 2022 15: 49
    +2
    If the Ukrainian authorities stop seeking to join the North Atlantic Alliance, this decision will be supported by the United Kingdom
    Both bluntly and bluntly, they hint that they will not take Ukraine into NATO, nevertheless, Ukraine naively believes that it will be accepted into NATO and all the problems: “de-occupation of Crimea”, “liberation of Donbass” and punishment of Russia NATO will gladly carry out.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 February 2022 17: 11
      0
      Quote: pyagomail.ru
      Ukraine naively believes that it will be accepted into NATO and all the problems: "de-occupation of Crimea", "liberation of Donbass" and punishment of Russia will be carried out by NATO with pleasure.

      All limitrophes believed that they were "the most necessary, the best and the most beautiful", but only none of them received what they wanted from NATO. So Ukraine, it's time to get used to it. And NATO is not accepted in order to help these countries, but in order for them to help NATO (we read the USA).
  4. Alien From
    Alien From 14 February 2022 15: 57
    0
    Listen to this - do not respect yourself!
  5. bar
    bar 14 February 2022 16: 06
    +4
    And why should NATO take Ukraine into itself? It is already used in all poses, and at the same time they do not bear any responsibility for it. It is not a pity to feed her and Russia. NATO does not want a war with Russia, but arrange a war between Ukraine and Russia for a nice cause. And accept it into NATO, you have to protect it.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 February 2022 17: 12
      -2
      Quote: bar
      And accept it into NATO, you have to protect it.

      And pull is not feasible cart.
  6. alystan
    alystan 14 February 2022 16: 07
    +3
    Ukraine may abandon its course towards joining the North Atlantic Alliance if it helps to prevent a war with Russia. This statement was made by Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko in response to the question whether Ukraine is ready to abandon its plans to join NATO for the sake of peace.
    [quote]"We are flexible in finding the best way out, if we have to make some serious concessions, this is what we could do."[/quote]
    Until now, no Ukrainian official has made such statements. Until now, Kiev has invariably repeated, like a mantra, only that Nezalezhnaya will continue to follow the Euro-Atlantic course. Moreover, Ukraine's accession to NATO is included in the Constitution of the country.
    At the same time, it seems that he was persecuted for daring to express his or someone else's hidden thoughts. The Ukrainian political telegram channel Klymenko Time suddenly remembered that Vadym Prystaiko is one of the most unfortunate diplomats in the history of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Throughout his career as a diplomat, since the mid-1990s, he has changed many positions, but nowhere has he achieved significant success. In 2019, Prystaiko was appointed head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, but in the spring of 2020 he lost his post as minister. In March of the same year, he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, and three months later he was dismissed. [/ Quote]
    1. Gardener91
      Gardener91 14 February 2022 18: 03
      0
      Quote: alystan
      Vadym Prystaiko is one of the most unfortunate diplomats in the history of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Throughout his career as a diplomat, starting from the mid-1990s, he changed many positions, but nowhere did he achieve significant success.

      So the comrade is on the right track.
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 February 2022 16: 09
    +1
    The presence or absence of Ukraine in NATO is not significant, because there are already a lot of NATO bases there! Simply, the fact of acceptance or rejection in NATO is only to completely ruin relations with Russia, or not to spoil them.
    1. bk316
      bk316 14 February 2022 16: 20
      +1
      it doesn’t matter in NATO, because there are already a lot of NATO bases

      Well, not quite. Bases can be dealt with a preemptive strike during a threatening period. And everything will end with sanctions, and to strike at a NATO member is war.
  8. iouris
    iouris 14 February 2022 16: 10
    +2
    It would be necessary to have time to dissolve the Natu.
  9. alystan
    alystan 14 February 2022 16: 45
    0
    Zelensky urgently needs to turn on the remnants of the brain. "Unpleasant Ze" Ambassador in London has already helped as much as he could with his interview, indicating the direction for immediate action. And Ze and the company no longer have time for long reflections.
    And the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, apparently wanting to help Vladimir Zelensky in this situation, published an appeal to the residents and the President of Ukraine (in person). A very true and precisely verified text, Zelensky, if he has not completely moved out of the gluzdy yet, you need to listen to him, spitting on the recommendations and advice of his Western curators. Moreover, he "categorically" did not agree with the announced dates for the start of the Russian offensive against Ukraine.
    He cited in open form the text of Kadyrov's appeal, because I didn’t find how to hide it under the spoiler, which would of course be more convenient.
    “Mr. Zelensky! The time for clowning has come to an end. The hour has come to fulfill one's duty to one's own people in order to avoid irreversible consequences.

    That is, today, more than ever, there is a need to implement the Minsk agreements, which are signed not only by the President of Russia, but also by the President of Ukraine. Strict implementation of the provisions outlined in this document is the first important step in the political settlement of the growing confrontation not only between our countries, but also in reducing the overall tension in the global sense of the word.

    In this regard, you, as the guarantor of the constitution and the security of your people and state, are simply obliged to do everything in your power to avoid bloodshed and establish peace.

    President Vladimir Putin and the peoples of Russia do not want war, we know firsthand the meaning of this terrible word. Be prudent, Mr. Zelensky!

    And now I want to address the Ukrainians. My dears! I love Ukraine and its kind people. From the course of the History of the USSR that I happened to listen to at school, I know that the cradle of Russian statehood and Orthodoxy is Kievan Rus. Russians and Ukrainians are one Slavic people, with a common history, culture and religion.

    I will never believe that Ukrainians consider themselves part of the so-called "Western world" with all its degenerate "values" and Russophobic hysteria. Yes, that's right, despite the fact that the current anti-people regime and its propaganda are doing everything to eradicate this sense of community.

    Somewhere in the depths of my soul, I have a glimmer of hope that this historical justice will be restored by the Ukrainian people themselves without any outside help. It cannot be that the spiritual and historical heirs of the great hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky and the brilliant writer Nikolai Gogol would not want eternal peace with fraternal Russia! Kadyrov wrote.
    1. Avior
      Avior 14 February 2022 18: 40
      0
      From the course of the History of the USSR that I happened to listen to at school, I know that the cradle of Russian statehood and Orthodoxy is Kievan Rus

      It is excusable for Academician Ramzan Akhmatovich not to follow school textbooks, he is a busy man, he has no time for it, so he is not aware that the history of Russia has recently taken a sharp turn, and the concept of Kievan Rus has practically disappeared from Russian school textbooks, as it never was his.
      [Center]
      hi
  10. Gardener91
    Gardener91 14 February 2022 17: 57
    0
    Scarecrow from Ukraine: we won’t join NATO, and then what?