Three months ago I explained why, somewhat paradoxically, the possibility of Ukraine’s joining NATO would create significant additional risks for Ukraine’s security – as well as US and world security. So I was very concerned today when Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty had an article stating that NATO membership is the “major goal” of Ukraine’s newly formed government.
Normally NATO membership would not be open to a nation, such as Ukraine, which does not control all of its territory. But anti-Russian emotions are running so high in the US that they may trump reason and cause our government to pressure the more realistic Europeans to accept Ukraine into NATO.
Here’s hoping reason will trump emotion. If you agree, it would help to let your elected representatives know of your position.