Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. Photo/REUTERS
Ukraine’s remarks came as tensions escalated between the West and Moscow.
In an interview with Ukraine’s RBK published on Tuesday (12/28/2021), Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said he doubted American or NATO officials “would agree to Russia’s request to stop zooming eastward.”
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“Not only are there calls for NATO not to expand, there are also calls for an end to its military presence in member states,” he said.
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He added, “I don’t believe (they will accept) because agreeing to such demands in any form would be the greatest humiliation for the US and NATO in history since the founding of the bloc.”
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Responding to why Moscow published the proposal, Kuleba said, “Diplomacy has the term ‘crazy man strategy’. That is, to show your partner that you are crazy, ready to do anything, unpredictable, and therefore you should be approached with flexibility and gentleness. special.”