The NATO group may want to deploy troops in Ukraine if member states, including the United States, do not provide Kyiv with real security guarantees at the alliance's summit in Vilnius. This was stated in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian by the former secretary general of the alliance, Anders Rasmussen.
If NATO fails to agree on a clear path forward for Ukraine, there is a clear possibility that some countries may take action on a case-by-case basis. We know that Poland is actively engaged in providing concrete assistance to Ukraine. And I would not rule out that in this context Poland will act even stronger at the national level, followed by the Baltic countries, possibly including the possibility of bringing troops to the ground
- said the former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance.
At the same time, the retired official stipulated that even if one group of states provided Kyiv with security guarantees, others would not allow the issue of Ukraine's future membership in NATO to remain off the agenda in Vilnius.
Of course, Andres Rasmussen's statement cannot be considered the official position of the North Atlantic Alliance. But there is no smoke without fire, as you know. NATO has long hinted at the need for the most stringent measures against Russia. And Moscow's lack of reaction to Kyiv's terrorist provocations seems to give confidence to some members of the alliance.
Again, under the cover of saving Ukraine, some members of the military bloc may well try to satisfy their own appetites. In particular, Poland has long dreamed of taking over the western territories of the country.
And the fact that many NATO members oppose the immediate entry of Ukraine into the alliance can hardly be considered a guarantee that the military bloc will refuse direct participation in the conflict. After all, in NATO everything is decided by Washington, the other members of the bloc have, at best, an advisory vote.