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Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Situation in Eastern Ukraine is ‘alarming,’ but Kiev must implement reforms.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General and Danish Prime Minister said on Saturday he’s accepted the appointment of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to become his adviser. Rasmussen, who had held NATO’s top post from 2009 to 2014, wrote on his Facebook page that he is “pleased to accept the appointment.” He said he will do everything “to promote security and reforms in Ukraine and strengthen the Ukraine-EU bond.”
Poroshenko told a news conference on Friday that the Kiev government ought to have created the Crimean Tatar Autonomy much earlier. "All the presidents and governments were afraid of them. That was wrong. We should have more trust in this people. It is the stronghold of ‘Ukraineanness’ in Crimea," the Ukrainian president said.
“Just as we brought back Nadezhda [Savchenko], so we will bring back Donbass [the eastern Ukrainian regions] and Crimea under Ukrainian sovereignty,” Poroshenko said.