Former NATO Secretary General Yap de Hop Scheffer urged Western countries not to compromise on Russian President Vladimir Putin's demands for Ukraine.
“Whatever NATO agrees to, Putin will remain the same Putin,” the Financial Times quoted. de Hop Scheffer, there are no guarantees that the “taste will not grow”, although we will now make concessions to Moscow on the subject of Ukraine. According to the former secretary general, the Russian authorities want to “get” not only Ukraine and Georgia, but also other neighboring countries – Belarus, Moldova, Armenia.
“He is the one whose world fell apart in 1989,” said de Hop Scheffer.
FT recalls that in 2008 de Hop Scheffer declared that “Ukraine will become a member of NATO”.