Lawrence Wilkerson: US guilty of what is happening in Ukraine
Fault for what happened in Ukraine lies with US, as they did not keep Russia this promise about the fact that NATO will no longer extend to the East, said in an interview to the Latvian radio station, the former chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of state Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson.
"I think the Fault lies in the 1st turn on the USA. For example, the story is more about the decisions taken under the administration of bill Clinton. In 1993 and 1994, He broke the contract between Baker and Shevardnadze, and the contract between George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev and then Boris Yeltsin. Clinton then in fact allowed NATO to consider not only the peacekeeping partnership program and military training for potential members of the North Atlantic Commonwealth, but also to go beyond the established framework. He started in practice, that is, to poke a finger in the eye of the capital of Russia, " said Wilkerson in the talk radio station, answering the question, which of the parties is responsible for what is happening in Ukraine.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
The former Soviet republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia joined NATO in 2004.