A former NATO chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has been appointed as an aide to president Petro Poroshenko.
Rasmussen’s appointment was announced last weekend. He was NATO secretary general from 2009 to 2014 said on Facebook on May 28 that he would “promote security and reforms in Ukraine and strengthen the Ukraine-EU bond.” He called the situation is East Ukraine “alarming” and urged Kiev to do more to “fight against corruption”.
The former NATO chief is the latest in a series of foreigners appointed to senior posts in Ukraine. They got positions in the finance ministry, economy ministry, EU affairs ministry, the prosecution service and local government.
We remember the governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region is Mikheil Saakashvilli. He, as a Georgian president, started and lost the war in the South Osetia in 2008.