No one in NATO does not intend to tell Ukraine how closely it should work with the Alliance, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

“Ukraine must decide for itself, and we are not going to dictate what you need to do,” he said.Stoltenberg on Thursday in Geneva.

“If Ukraine wants to maintain the neutral status, so be it. If they are in favour of neutrality, we will be respected just as we respect the neutrality of Sweden, Finland, Switzerland. If any country democratically decides to be neutral – well, no problem,” added the Secretary General.

“If a country democratically decides to seek membership in NATO, then there are no problems,” he said.Stoltenberg reminded that in such cases, the Alliance members decide whether a candidate has the requirements for joining NATO .