Czech Vaclav Havel supports Ukraine, Belarus's entry to NATO

Prague- Ukraine and Belarus are part of the Euro-Atlantic geographical region and should be members of the European Union and NATO, former Czech president Vaclav Havel said on a television discussion programme today.

Havel indicated that Georgia does not belong in the Euro-Atlantic region and therefore in NATO and the EU.

Georgia that had an armed conflict with Russia in the past weeks would like to join NATO, same as Ukraine.

The EU and NATO should know where they begin and end, and, based on these borders, develop partner relations with other entities, Havel said.

"History shows us that where the borders are unclear and uncertain, wars start," Havel warned.

"The Alliance should clearly say which countries can belong into its circle and tell the others: sorry, you belong elsewhere," Havel said.

He said he believes one can see a dividing line on the map east of the Baltic states, Ukraine and Belarus. "Next to this, an enormous Eurasian empire begins that logically is an independent entity," Havel said.

Author: CTK



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