MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti) - There is no way to respond to Ukraine’s request for military support, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said in an interview with radio and TV station Yle.
“Of course it’s not possible. Not from NATO, because NATO only provides military assistance to its members, and that’s well known. And the EU doesn’t have the capacity to provide this kind of support,” Stubb said, discussing Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin’s request for military aid Sunday.
Stubb said Russia-EU relations are going through a lengthy deterioration and Finland’s wish is “for the wall between Russia and the West to be as low as possible.”
Sunday, foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Berlin to discuss the Ukrainian crisis. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that NATO and the European Union would break all the agreements that had been reached so far if they decided to provide Ukraine with military support.