The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree about appointment of the former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, his adviser. The corresponding statement published on the website of the President.

This staff news from the neighboring country have already commented on in the Russian state Duma. So, according to first Deputy head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov, this appointment is a gesture, “which will be acted upon”. “This is a hostile gesture. Such circumstances condone and politics of the “big seven” – quoted parliamentarian “Interfax”.

He noted that the decision Poroshenko demonstrates the willingness of Ukraine to become a bridgehead to Russia, “which sooner or later will be used if we or the Ukraine did not oppose the current course.”

Kalashnikov also expressed confidence that Ukraine’s accession to NATO would be suicide for her.

We will remind, Sam Rasmussen had previously stated that Ukraine will not be able to apply for membership in the Alliance over the next 20 years: it requires to achieve a number of criteria, the implementation of which will take a lot of time. NATO does not accept countries that have territorial disputes, and Ukraine claims to the Crimea.

Political analyst Gleb Pavlovsky called the appointment of Rasmussen to the post of adviser to Poroshenko a vivid demonstration of the “policy of sending signals when the real policy is not carried out.

Thus, in his opinion, any real value it will not have. “What can Rasmussen? Issues of Donbas, Rasmussen can not solve,” – said Pavlovsky.

The head of the Center of Ukrainian studies Institute of Europe Viktor Mironenko believes that the appointment of Rasmussen reflects the inability of Ukrainian authorities to solve problems on their own, “their strength is not enough”.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen held the position of Secretary General of NATO from 2009 to 2014 and was noted for his extremely aggressive rhetoric against Russia, watching every action of Moscow threat to peace.

His successor, Jens Stoltenberg, was seen in less militant views, but his opinion about the confrontation between Russia and the West also consistently. Stoltenberg insists on the observance by Russia of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of other States, and regularly makes it clear that in any case, the allies will protect his colleagues from possible attacks.

Poroshenko has appointed his adviser to former NATO Secretary General Rasmussen, is known for hostility to Russia 28.05.2016

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