“In my opinion, this is a ritual statement, because it is absolutely clear that NATO is not ready for Ukraine and Georgia to join the organization.

However, it is necessary to show in every possible way that NATO is supposedly ready to protect these countries if something happens, ”Danyuk said.

He added that Stoltenberg acted as a brilliant diplomat, showing, on the one hand, loyalty to Georgia and Ukraine, and on the other, "sending a signal to the Western elites that, of course, no one in the West really thinks to fight with Russia over Ukraine and Georgia." ...

“And it seems to me that this statement is a sobering cold shower for Kiev and Tbilisi,” the interlocutor of RT concluded.

Stoltenberg said earlier that NATO helped build the military capabilities of Ukraine and Georgia to enable them to defend themselves.