Putin: West Ignores Russia's Interests In Ukraine

wochit politics
May 24, 2014 AT 6:39 AM
President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ignoring Russia's interests in Ukraine, in particular by leaving open the possibility that Ukraine could one day join NATO. Russia has serious concerns that the new government in Kiev could take Ukraine into the Western military alliance. Putin earlier said that the decision to annex Crimea was driven in part by the need to prevent NATO ships from ever being based on the Black Sea peninsula.