“A NATO official has suggested Ukraine could cede some territory to Russia in exchange for joining the Western military alliance.

The comments were made on Tuesday by Stian Jenssen, chief of staff for NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, and reported by the Norwegian newspaper VG. ‘I think that a solution could be for Ukraine to give up territory, and get NATO membership in return,’ he said, adding that it should be up to Ukraine when and on what terms to negotiate…

The comments mark the first time that a high-level NATO official suggested Ukraine might have to cede territory to Russia.”