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German Defense Minister: Ukraine does not meet the basic requirements for joining NATO

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German Defense Minister Ursula von der Lyayen said that at present the issue of Ukraine’s entry into NATO is not on the agenda, and the country itself does not meet the basic requirements for joining the alliance. In turn, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues that the alliance does not want to return to the days of the Cold War with Russia.


“Ukraine’s accession to NATO is currently not a subject of discussion. The country does not meet the basic requirements for joining NATO, ”Handelsblatt quoted Ursula von den Lyayen’s statement. The minister added that the Ukrainian economy is experiencing serious problems. “The country is fighting corruption, and it has yet to build a democratic statehood. In this we want to help them, ”she said.

Von der Lyayen also raised the issue of relations with Russia. According to her, they suffered because of the situation around Ukraine, and it will take a lot of time to restore the previous level of trust. Prerequisites for this, she considers the actions of the Russian Federation to de-escalate the situation.

Rumors of a military confrontation between the West and Russia, von der Layen calls "ridiculous." The conflict must be resolved peacefully, she said. The main line of Western policy in a crisis is that Europe demonstrates unity and strength, but at the same time seeks dialogue, the German defense minister said.

The NATO-Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen also touched upon the topic of relations between Russia and the West. “No one in NATO wants to return to the Cold War, but we see that Russia is trying to turn back time and divide Europe into new spheres of influence,” the Alliance Secretary General writes in an article published in the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

Rasmussen also noted the need for closer cooperation between NATO countries against the background of the Ukrainian conflict and urged states to invest more in the defense sphere. At the same time, the politician acknowledged that, given the current economic situation in Europe, this is not so easy to do. However, in the long run, insecurity can be more expensive than an increase in defense spending right now, Rasmussen stressed.

In Ukraine, 22 February as a result of prolonged protests and bloody clashes of protesters with security officials there was a change of power, showing signs of a coup d'état. The Verkhovna Rada removed President Viktor Yanukovych from the leadership of the country, changed the Constitution, and appointed the presidential election on 25 in May. Moscow believes that the legitimacy of the decisions of the Rada raises doubts.
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  1. Burmistr
    Burmistr April 7 2014 12: 56
    +1
    Zadolbal this circus. Ukraine has already merged:

    On May holidays, all of the above areas will be part of Russia. The structure of Russia will include - Lugansk, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkov. This is for the near future. Do not give your lives to the oligarchs. Do not shout in the squares. You will not do anything in this situation. All the people are puppets in the performance of Ukrainian oligarchs. The blind are sure that they can influence something and return Ukraine to its former state. No, there is no more and no country of Ukraine. I grieve for it today and write Requiem, posthumous Requiem to the beautiful Ukraine!


    Today the country still exists, the country Ukraine is still alive. Soon there will be no country. West, East, USA - agreed to tear a powerful country. Ukraine plans to leave a small part around Kiev.


    Source: http://kara-dag.info/posmertnyj-rekviem-ukraine
    1. Denis
      Denis April 7 2014 12: 58
      +8
      Quote: Burmeister
      Zadolbal this circus.
      1. dimdimich71
        dimdimich71 April 7 2014 13: 15
        +2
        I wonder what he thinks.
        1. nikolaev
          nikolaev April 7 2014 13: 59
          +2
          Probably already the back!
        2. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 April 7 2014 20: 02
          0
          He does not think. He is trying to find familiar letters
    2. Canep
      Canep April 7 2014 13: 00
      +1
      I doubt about Dnepropetrovsk, rather Nikolaev and Odessa will not be included in Russia, but will decide on their status, most likely independence.
      1. Manager
        Manager April 7 2014 13: 49
        +2
        Quote: Canep
        rather Nikolaev and Odessa, and will not be part of Russia, but will determine their status, most likely independence.

        Don’t write nonsense. They themselves will not live a day. They will be torn both inside and out. Only as part of Russia can they feel safe. There are no other options. The point of no return was reached about 3-4 weeks ago.
        1. Canep
          Canep April 7 2014 14: 13
          0
          Quote: Manager
          . They themselves will not live a day.

          And who said that they will live on their own, just for now, as I think, they will not be formally included in Russia so as not to tease NATO, although I may be mistaken. I don’t have a clue about the GDP in my head, he can take them, and not only them, but reach the Dnieper, return the VFJ to the kingdom, and even walk south to Transnistria. Let's see what happens next.
          1. Manager
            Manager April 7 2014 14: 37
            0
            Quote: Canep
            I think that they will not be formally included in Russia, so as not to tease NATO

            So that's the problem. If we legally take them into our membership, we will be able to defend our territories, but if we supposedly help an independent republic, the conflict with NATO, on the contrary, may worsen. I think that in fact, somewhere on the top, all the territories of Ukraine are already divided. Now they just gave people time to get the situation on the right track themselves. At the same time, it has its own course in western Ukraine, and its own in southern and eastern. And the government is almost inactive at the moment. Don't you find it funny?
      2. nikolaev
        nikolaev April 7 2014 14: 00
        +2
        The junta went to SE! It is important!
        Arrest and hold accountable for a coup and betrayal of national interests!
        Put Julia on!
        Why aren’t weapons rooms open in Donetsk and Kharkov?
        In addition to screw cutters, you must have anti-tank weapons!
        In a city, this is more than relevant and effective (see Syria) !!!
        But in general - GOOD FELLOWS !!!
        Military experts! Get involved in work !!! Do not allow unnecessary victims from dilantantism !!!
        Information work - to constantly cover the legitimacy of events and the actions of illegitimate fascist pseudo-power !!!
        People!!! Well, how can you allow yourself to mobilize against your brothers-Russians ??? !!!
        Yes, anything is better than shooting your brother !!!
        If you hit, create resistance, organize! Seize power in military units! For the execution of criminal orders responsibility will follow !!!
        The execution of the orders of an illegitimate bloody junta is a crime against the people !!!
        And the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Internal Affairs must go over to the side of the people !!! They must arrest the representatives of the bloody junta and bring to justice regardless of rank and parliamentary privileges !!!
        There is no parliament! There is no government!
        THERE ARE PEOPLE !!!
    3. svp67
      svp67 April 7 2014 13: 10
      +3
      German Defense Minister: Ukraine does not meet the basic requirements for joining NATO
      Yes, it seems that Ukraine itself is no longer responsible for anything, everyone is doing it for it ... Wow, there was such a country about ....
      1. 53-Sciborskiy
        53-Sciborskiy April 7 2014 13: 42
        +4
        But Ukrainians were not in a hurry with European integration?
        Maybe you should first go to a gay club, try it? What if you don’t like it?
    4. tchack
      tchack April 7 2014 13: 34
      +1
      DONETSK ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF THE REPUBLIC !!! ONLINE
      http://www.ustream.tv/channel/artem77
      1. Manager
        Manager April 7 2014 13: 52
        0
        Quote: tchack
        DONETSK ANNOUNCED TO CREATE A REPUBLIC !!!

        Republic of Donetsk? What kind of clowning? Well, a day - two such status, and then what? Then Kiev will crush them. That's why only under the wing of Mother Russia. But this is an interesting question. Will our wise leader do this? Most likely yes. For the division of the former country called Ukraine has already begun. It’s time to rewrite the textbooks, and after May 9, contour maps. I just think the sharing will end and only 5–6 years old will remain.
    5. nikolaev
      nikolaev April 7 2014 13: 48
      0
      Kherson, Nikolaev, Odessa, Zaporozhye !!!
      Understand! Distract part of the forces on yourself and help your brothers !!!
      There is no one left on Maydaun !!!
      All "went to the front" !!
      ran out of steam !!! ,
    6. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time April 7 2014 14: 47
      0
      Here it is the politics of Europe, there is nothing to listen to them.
  2. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam April 7 2014 12: 57
    +4
    Rumors about military confrontation between the West and Russia von der Layen calls "ridiculous." The conflict should be resolved peacefully, believes it.

    Here I see two points.

    The first. The presence of Yankos "instructors" in preparation for the 5 billion Maidan is not a military confrontation or a provocation from the West?

    The second one. Germany, damn it will die soon. Both Kansler is a woman and the Minister of Defense is a woman.
    Germany will definitely not fight. With no one.

    .
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 April 7 2014 13: 31
      +2
      And they say that these women are feminists. And they are feminists because there are no real men left in Europe. And there were no men left because, due to the increase in the number of feminists, normal men became gay.
    2. andrewvlg
      andrewvlg April 7 2014 14: 49
      0
      Quote: MainBeam
      Germany, damn it will die soon. Both Kansler is a woman and the Minister of Defense is a woman.
      Germany will definitely not fight.

      Y. Tymoshenko, as it were, too - and threatens to arrange a nuclear apocalypse. Women - they also know how to fight. Let's remember our princess Olga, Maria de Medici, Joan of Arc, Pallas Athena, finally fellow .
  3. svetlomor
    svetlomor April 7 2014 12: 58
    0
    At the same time, the politician admitted that, given the current economic situation in Europe, this is not so easy. However, in the long run, insecurity can be more expensive than increasing defense spending now, Rasmussen said.
    Once the money is not bred.
  4. MolGro
    MolGro April 7 2014 12: 58
    +7
    Ukraine has not joined NATO yet)
    1. moremansf
      moremansf April 7 2014 13: 28
      +2
      I didn’t enter, but I already got into my ears !!!!
  5. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov April 7 2014 13: 00
    +5
    Ukrainians beckoned like a euro house all the amenities .... but it turned out, a slaughterhouse!
  6. wolfhunter2035
    wolfhunter2035 April 7 2014 13: 00
    0
    Well, thank God that Ukraine is unlikely to join NATO! We got rid of the reptile near by, I hope they do not join NATO, but change their minds! and we need to create our alliance with China, North Korea (North Korea), India, Brazil, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and others.
  7. pensioner
    pensioner April 7 2014 13: 00
    +3
    “The country is fighting corruption, and it has yet to build democratic statehood. In this we want to help them. ”

    The subtle subtext in this phrase is directly felt: "Since democratic statehood is not a hamster request - ripens for a long time recourse , then, you can be in NATO and get yes but not in this life smile . "
    1. Curculum
      Curculum April 7 2014 13: 21
      +2
      Quote: retired
      “The country is fighting corruption, and it has yet to build democratic statehood. In this we want to help them. ”

      Yuri, welcome!
      I propose another version: the context of the statement by Ursula von den Leyen, the uk-rulers will perceive it as a willingness to pay and again they will start yelling about the coming new tranches. fellow
      1. pensioner
        pensioner April 7 2014 14: 02
        +1
        Hi Vitaliy! hi
        They will perceive that, of course. But I'm afraid that they will face the fate of the tiger in the Kiev zoo, which can, of course, eat up to 40 kg of meat per day yes but ... forced to slurp lentils crying .
  8. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 April 7 2014 13: 01
    +5
    “The accession of Ukraine to NATO is currently not the subject of discussion. The country does not meet the basic requirements for joining NATO ”
    Well, and in figs, did Ukraine need all this kneading? And they didn’t build a new one and they lost the old one. We didn’t remain offended, and the true faces of the neighbors and so-called partners were returned to Crimea. It will be a lesson !!!
  9. seller trucks
    seller trucks April 7 2014 13: 01
    +6
    “Nobody in NATO wants a return to the Cold War, but we see that Russia is trying to turn back the clock and divide Europe into new spheres of influence.”


    Dear homosexual from NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, your opinion is of the last interest to the Russian Federation, in fact, you are no one calling you in any way, as the Boss says so. And the owner has already said that he will not intervene.
  10. Burmistr
    Burmistr April 7 2014 13: 01
    0
    Money has no homeland, no conscience, no soul.

    To those who do not want to see, I open my eyes. Ukrainians! You were sold by your oligarchs. This is beneficial to them chaos in the country. And you are all Putin, Putin. Tomorrow Kharkov, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk will be asked to be part of Russia, because this is what Akhmetov, Kolomoisky, Firtash and others want. And in every area THIRD FORCES, the personal troops of the oligarchs, and not the Russian regular army. Do not believe that there are such? Watch the movie further. (Prediction 17.03.2014/17/03: Dnieper water http://kara-dag.info/predskazanie-2014-XNUMX-XNUMX-dneprovskaya-voda).

    http://youtu.be/zeWBXiNUX88



    Source: ibid.
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  12. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam April 7 2014 13: 02
    +2
    In Ukraine, on February 22, as a result of prolonged protests and bloody clashes between protesters and security forces, a change of power took place, which has signs of a coup.

    But this wording, I think, will soon become generally accepted official.

    .
  13. Sergg
    Sergg April 7 2014 13: 03
    +4
    having signs of a coup.


    Zadolbal this liberal babble, it is difficult to say correctly the STATE COUPLING, and now the CRIMINALS are in power.
  14. SS68SS
    SS68SS April 7 2014 13: 05
    +1
    Russophobia of the acting leaders of Ukraine, fed by Western stereotypes and types like Obama, led the country to collapse ... The Westerners, even if they get their own state and run to hug with Europe and America, will receive a good pendal from them "so that they know their place." They will live badly and will still blame Moscow for all their failures and blunders ...
  15. Georgic
    Georgic April 7 2014 13: 05
    +3
    The Germans are somehow more sober from all this yapping party
  16. mabuta
    mabuta April 7 2014 13: 07
    +1
    Strange, but they rode like that.
    1. VNP1958PVN
      VNP1958PVN April 7 2014 13: 36
      0
      So they rode before mating!
  17. lukke
    lukke April 7 2014 13: 09
    0
    it will take a long time to restore the previous level of trust
    never restore what did not exist
  18. Sergg
    Sergg April 7 2014 13: 09
    +3
    The Germans are the most successful Europeans, and they have the largest economic ties with Russia. And they are really afraid of economic collapse, by the way it is Germany that holds the entire European Union, so they behave restrained for fear of losing everything.
  19. mackonya
    mackonya April 7 2014 13: 10
    0
    Ukraine in such a state is not needed by anyone except Russia, they simply created an unfavorable region near the border of Russia in order to periodically "distract" it.
  20. region46
    region46 April 7 2014 13: 14
    +2
    not suitable for basic requirements: lack of army
  21. WKS
    WKS April 7 2014 13: 14
    +1
    Matriarchy. It remains to equip several divisions with grenade launchers.
  22. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky April 7 2014 13: 18
    0
    Quote: dimdimich71
    I wonder what he thinks.

    Yes, he just pulls time! wassat
  23. Rohon
    Rohon April 7 2014 13: 18
    0
    The eastern regions will move away from Ukraine .... and the western, who needs someone naked
    wooh ...
  24. konvalval
    konvalval April 7 2014 13: 19
    +2
    In my opinion, Ukraine now does not meet any norms and standards at all. And until the constitutional order is restored there and the legitimate authority appears, there can be no serious relationship with it.
  25. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 7 2014 13: 20
    0
    In Ukraine, 22 February as a result of prolonged protests and bloody clashes of protesters with security officials there was a change of power, showing signs of a coup d'état. The Verkhovna Rada removed President Viktor Yanukovych from the leadership of the country, changed the Constitution, and appointed the presidential election on 25 in May. Moscow believes that the legitimacy of the decisions of the Rada raises doubts.
    I wonder Where and with Whom will Ukraine "float" after May 25?
    1. Walk
      Walk April 7 2014 13: 57
      +1
      If this continues to continue, then nowhere and with no one. Until this time, only Kiev will remain from Ukraine, and even in the west there will be several baronies.
  26. Unknown
    Unknown April 7 2014 13: 21
    +5
    Glory to Ukraine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  27. ZU-23
    ZU-23 April 7 2014 13: 24
    +1
    Yesterday, Kiselyov correctly said that NATO should not be listened to at all, that they want war or they don’t want to, but in fact they are already on the verge of Russia, they have already sent the ship with the Aegis to the Black Sea.
  28. mvv
    mvv April 7 2014 13: 26
    +1
    Well maydauny, take care of farts from undermining!
  29. alex47russ
    alex47russ April 7 2014 13: 26
    0
    What they nato !!!!! ?????????
  30. RUSS
    RUSS April 7 2014 13: 29
    0
    German Defense Minister: Ukraine does not meet the basic requirements for joining NATO

    Oh, these tales, oh, these storytellers laughing
  31. Vadim12
    Vadim12 April 7 2014 13: 29
    +1
    Well, the booze is over, a severe hangover begins .. With the return to real life, lads! Have you forgotten about gas debt yet?
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  33. parus2nik
    parus2nik April 7 2014 13: 37
    +1
    Ukraine’s accession to NATO is not currently under discussion
    Today, no ... And tomorrow?
    1. Walk
      Walk April 7 2014 14: 04
      +1
      Until Ukraine has at least the appearance of order, it cannot be accepted into NATO according to the charter. NATO itself will have a bunch of opponents to such a move. And there are two ways out: to rewrite the charter or quickly put things in order. Neither one nor the other will succeed in doing quickly.
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 April 7 2014 20: 11
      0
      "Why do you come all the time today? You are told, come TOMORROW!"
  34. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 7 2014 13: 38
    +1
    The Germans have already figured out who to throw the Ukrainian debt for gas on! crying
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  36. potap48a
    potap48a April 7 2014 13: 42
    +1
    All these words let the Papuans hang on their ears. We all are well aware that the West is preparing for war with us. At the forefront are the countries of eastern Europe, led by Poland and the Baltic states. he was assigned the role of taking the first blows from Russia in case of war, and a blow would be struck from their own territory. A sort of sacrificial sheep. The goal is to prevent our nuclear warheads from reaching or in an acceptable amount. therefore, Eastern Europe is arming so hastily. Here you need to cover economically and try to destabilize the dollar. plus, urgently, near the organization of military bases with short-range missiles with the possibility of carrying nuclear warheads. For example, put the Iskanders in the same Cuba. They have no missile defense at all. GO RUSSIA!
  37. Rubmolot
    Rubmolot April 7 2014 13: 46
    +1
    Mr. Rasmussen was probably absent from school when he studied about the Cold War in his class. I was at school and I remember that the Cold War was only one - a global geopolitical, military, economic and ideological confrontation between the USSR and its allies - on the one hand, and the USA and their allies - on the other.

    If you read carefully again, the main actor of the former Cold War from those times there was only one - the United States.
    The Warsaw Pact has long ceased to exist, but NATO has existed without a break for 65 years. There has been no Warsaw Pact for 23 years - from the date of the signing in Prague of the Protocol on the complete termination of the Treaty. Only the former allies of the USSR - from a historical point of view, new representatives of "rectal mountaineering", then moved on to breathe fresh spirits of truth and love, packed in the struggle for human rights and democracy.

    Recall the words of First Secretary General Ismay Hastings about the goal of creating NATO: "... to keep the Russians aside, the Americans inside, and the Germans under."

    Only in 2014, "the Russians are NOT on the sidelines, the Americans are OUTSIDE, and the Germans are OVER."
    1. Lelek
      Lelek April 7 2014 14: 30
      +3
      Are you sure that Rasmussen went to school at all? The impression is that he went straight from the mother’s tit to the NATO party party - well, he’s very stupid - and he wants to play war games. bully
  38. koksalek
    koksalek April 7 2014 14: 09
    0
    Did the satellites learn to use the meanders as intended? This is progress
  39. Orc-xnumx
    Orc-xnumx April 7 2014 14: 38
    +1
    Full membership in NATO is, above all, good finance. After all, it’s very expensive to upgrade the army to the NATO standard. And what kind of finances does Kiev have? Kiev finance quietly howl Chopin's march!
  40. sv68
    sv68 April 7 2014 17: 13
    0
    which Ukraine and what else NATO? stop playing madhouse-we will return the Russian lands back to Russia. but let it go to ...
  41. Arkan
    Arkan April 7 2014 17: 59
    0
    German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen.


    Manstein, Guderian, Rommel, smoking on the sidelines. Prosit!
  42. Leshka
    Leshka April 7 2014 18: 54
    0
    who needs them fool
  43. kelevra
    kelevra April 7 2014 19: 54
    0
    Now we would adhere to this thought to the end and then it would be more or less peaceful in the east.