If NATO offered Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Georgia in 2008, Russia would not have attacked the country – Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO told First Channel in an exclusive interview.
According to former chief of NATO, the alliance made a mistake at the 2008 Bucharest Summit. “I supported granting Georgia and Ukraine with MAP but unfortunately, NATO Ambassadors failed to reach a consensus. Thus we made a dangerous signal. We showed Putin and Medvedev that NATO is weak. As a result, they attacked Georgia and occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” Rasmussen said.
The Georgian Radio will offer a full interview with the former chief of NATO in World News Program on Sunday, April 14.