Medvedev chides NATO over Georgia, Ukraine

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says NATO is beginning to realize that Georgia and Ukraine should not be "dragged" into the alliance.


Medvedev said Sunday in televised remarks that NATO is not ready to "absorb" the former Soviet republics whose pro-Western leaders have often angered the Kremlin. He said the alliance does not need Georgia with its "numerous problems" and should consider the opinion of average Ukrainians most of whom oppose NATO membership. (AP)