Ukraine in NATO without the territories held by Russia: the latest proposal on the war

Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen – who has long worked closely with President Volodymyr Zelensky’s adviser Andriy Yermak – proposed admitting Ukraine to the Atlantic Alliance, without the territories occupied by Russian forces, on the model of what it had been done by Germany in 1955, with the GDR excluded. Rasmussen, at the head of NATO between 2009 and 2014, is keen to emphasize that the partial admission of Ukraine would not mean an intention to freeze the conflict, but would mark the determination to warn Russia that it does not have veto power over security choices. . from Ukraine.

“The time has come to take the next step and extend an invitation to Ukraine to join NATO. We need a new European security architecture in which Ukraine is at the center of NATO. The absolute credibility of the guarantees provided for in Article 5 would act as a deterrent for Russia, which would not attack Ukrainian territory included in NATO, thus releasing Ukrainian soldiers to the front. Gray areas are dangerous, a temptation for Putin to attack”, Rasmussen’s reasoning for ending the war in Eastern Europe.

Source: IL Tempo