"Ukraine should not be the member of NATO," said the president of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman during his Tuesday's visit to Kazakhstan, a country, which is a member of the Customs Union.
The details were provided by the correspondent of the Polish Radio in Prague Paul Iskala, "During a conversation with Czech journalists Milos Zeman said that Ukraine should not be the member of NATO in the future. In his opinion, it should remain a neutral country and go through the process of "Finlandization."
"Finlandization" noted by Zeman is a term of international politics, which means the restriction of freedom for a particular country in a foreign policy in exchange for non-interference in its internal policies by the neighbors.
President Zeman, known for his anti-Ukrainian statements, said that in the issue of Kiev's accession to NATO he fully supports his German counterpart, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
But on Monday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the doors of the Alliance for Ukraine remain open, and accession is possible if Kiev fulfills all the necessary requirements.