On Ukraine’s accession to NATO are afraid to speak those Ukrainians who are against any change at all. This was stated by the fourth President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the Warsaw forum on security, writes
According to the policy in Estonia after independence, the question arose about the country’s accession to NATO, and then a lot of people called “don’t rock the boat” and believed that we should not “disturb society”.
“I see it repeated in Ukraine. We see the invasion of a country, part of its territory occupied. The EU took years to at least Express deep concern, and then still plenty of time left to officially recognize that Russia supports the separatists,” he said.
Ilves said that while in Ukraine, “there are thousands of armed Russian troops”, some people “still speak – don’t rock the boat”.
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According to the KIIS poll, if a referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO were held in the coming months, the “for” vote would be 56% of Ukrainians.