Korotchenko: Ukraine is U.S. ram against Russia. One has to act tough

12.06.2020, Moscow.

Recognition of Ukraine as a NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Partner indicates that the USA is using this country as a ram against Russia, military expert Igor Korotchenko told a Rossa Primavera News Agency’s correspondent on June 12.

“The United States is pursuing a consistent policy of turning Ukraine into an anti-Russian ram aimed at our country, and this event [recognising Ukraine as a NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Partner] is only a confirmation of the general policy of the West, the USA, and NATO towards Russia,” Korotchenko said.

According to the military expert, Russia needs to use the available political opportunities to influence the course of political processes in Ukraine, “The current Ukrainian authorities is absolutely unacceptable for Russia. Towards the Ukrainian authorities, we should pursue the same policy that the USA pursues towards those regimes that they consider as unacceptable. We need to use political opportunities and power to change the relevant status quo.”

Korotchenko believes that it is time for the Russian leadership to stop “muttering and expressing constant concern” about the actions of the Ukrainian leadership, because “the West and the Ukrainian regime do not care about our constant concern.

On June 12, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister wrote on his Twitter page that NATO recognised Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner.

In May 2020, Ukrainian President Zelenskiy signed Annual National Programme under the auspices of NATO-Ukraine Commission for 2020. The program describes concrete steps that Kiev needs to take in order to complete integration into NATO partnership as soon as possible. The programme has around 500 clauses in total.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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