November 2021 Agreement for Ukraine to Join NATO

Gallipoli

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Apparently, the US and Ukraine signed an agreement in 2021 for Ukraine to join NATO.
"On Nov. 10, the U.S. and Ukraine signed a Charter on Strategic Partnership, which asserted America’s support for Kyiv’s right to pursue membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization."
 

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From the same source:
"These moves [were ] “shambolic mismanagement” by the West, which offered Ukraine encouragement on the NATO question but gave no apparent thought to how such a tectonic move away from Moscow would go down with Mr. Putin. “Nothing was done to prepare the Ukrainians for the kind of negative response that they would get.”...

"Ukraine is “one of the hot spots in the mental universe of Vladimir Putin, and you don’t wander into it without a clear idea of what you’re going to do next.”
 

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The author notes that our government did this, while Russia was amassing troops on the Ukraine border.

Our government gave a written agreement to Ukraine, but did not back it up. They foresaw the consequences, but abandoned them.
 

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