Friday, 4 April 2008

Russia Quietly Pleased at Georgia, Ukraine Decision

Russian website Kommersant carries an interview with Russian Ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, who is quietly pleased that Georgia and the Ukraine were not accorded MAPs for NATO membership yesterday.

Are you pleased that NATO did not decide to present Georgia and Ukraine with membership action plans?

Its was a predictable decision. We understand that there was a tense discussion in NATO. Formulae were mouthed to the end so as not to offend anybody. The decision stems from an analysis of the situation in Georgia and Ukraine. NATO, of course, would like to make a bold political decision on membership action plans, but n o one wants to make another's headaches one's own.

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