Ukraine should not be accepted into NATO

11:52 - 12 February 2024 - News

Ukraine should not be accepted into NATO

Ukraine should be kept as a "buffer zone" between Russia and the West, and receive certain security guarantees, but not be accepted into the EU or NATO.

BUTA.TV reports that this was said by the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban.

"Whether you like it or not, whether Ukrainians like it or not, Ukraine is where it is on the map. The best prospect is for it to be a 'buffer zone' between Russia and the West, with security guarantees, of course. If that doesn't help, Ukraine will lose territory. will destroy again and again. Russia will never agree to see Ukraine as a member of the EU and NATO on its borders, never," he said.

Orban also disagreed with arguments that Ukraine's membership would protect Europe:

"Because almost all EU members are already members of NATO, and this alliance is stronger than Russia. There is no danger that Russia will attack a country that is a NATO member."