“All of this is, of course, difficult and, in the end, everything will depend on Ukraine’s decisions, but in any case it is not impossible. And this can have a stabilizing effect on the whole of Europe,” Rasmussen said.
The former Secretary General of NATO believes that, in this case, the application of the fifth article of the NATO Charter (on the collective defense of NATO members – Note “RG”) would be permissible only when attacking those territories that they are now controlled by the Kiev regime.
Furthermore, Rasmussen drew an analogy with West Germany’s entry into the alliance in 1955, but at the same time acknowledged the existence of “many differences” between the then FRG and present-day Ukraine.
According to the former NATO member, this method of granting “partial” membership in the alliance could provide the Kiev regime with a much-desired ticket to NATO in July next year.