Eight mayors of Ukraine (Nikolaev, Chernigov, Lugansk, Zhitomir and four mayors from the cities of regional submission) were included in a state program of acquaintance with NATO. For this purpose mayors went to Brussels. The mayor of Nikolaev Vladimir Chaika told that during a trip of mayors nobody agitated but only told about alliance.
- In Brussels there were 65 representatives of Russia and eight Ukrainian diplomats. Our structures take part only in consultations. Decisions are made only on the basis of consensus. If someone one against - the decision is accepted not.
Despite that the mayor told about NATO quite loyally, it seemed to us that Vladimir Chaika doesn't approve participation of Ukraine in alliance a little.
- We saw an imperialism den, - he told. - I consider that the referendum of the Ukrainian people won't be held yet, to resolve an issue of the accession to NATO early. We asked in Brussels: how it happened, what the representative of NATO - the USA - went to Iraq? How there was a conflict in Belgorod? They answered: "It were not our operations". I think that there has to be a referendum. And that we will force here each other, it is wrong. We also are so raped by different revolutions.