The last taboo of the West: Ukraine de facto joins NATO


For many European officials, the topic of Ukraine's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance is one that they will not touch under any circumstances. Under pressure from the press policy give memorized, short and rote answers. Forbidden topic? The last taboo of the West? Yes, even if it comes to the possible membership of Ukraine in NATO. Politico columnist Lily Bayer writes about this.


This is such an explosive issue that many alliance allies try not to even talk about it. When Ukraine requested a fast-track process to join the military alliance in September, NATO publicly reaffirmed its open door policy but did not provide a concrete answer. And last week, when the alliance's foreign ministers met, their closing statement simply pointed to a vague 2008 promise that Ukraine would one day join the elite club.

Even touching a question through an attempt to talk to officials can leave you offended by the answer.

complains the reviewer.

In this sense, the increasingly aggressive and intrusive statements of Volodymyr Zelensky make the top officials of the European Union blush.

Brussels is especially angry with the assertion of the head of Ukraine that "de facto, Kyiv has already completed its path to NATO." Zelenskiy’s announcement took many of Kyiv’s closest associates by surprise and sparked bouts of grumbling in some.

The impromptu act of the head of Ukraine threatened to disrupt the plan, which, in fact, stopped the most influential capitals of the alliance: now - weapons, then - discussion of membership. They believed that such an approach would deprive Moscow of an excuse to directly drag NATO into the conflict. But Kyiv destroys all the hopes of patrons.

Now, in some way, Brussels considers Kyiv, not Moscow, as a threat to the stability and unity of the EU.

Baier concludes.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 7 December 2022 10: 15
    +4
    De facto, to stop the inclusion of Ukraine in NATO, as well as the beginning of the third world war, today only the use of tactical nuclear weapons by Russia can. For example, along the Beskydy tunnel.
    This will immediately stop the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine.
    And at the same time show America what's next Armageddon.
    I see no other way to defeat the West in the war in Ukraine.
    Unless to surrender to the mercy of Bandera and the Americans.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 7 December 2022 11: 52
    +2
    Accession to the EU and NATO has been and remains the main goal of Ukraine, which fully fits into the long-standing Eastern Partnership program and the task of attrition with subsequent defragmentation-decolonization of the Russian Federation.
    The military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation works seven days a week and holidays in three shifts, and the war still requires an increase in the supply of weapons, which is carried out incl. and due to the reduction of its exports, the proceeds from which in peacetime almost 1/3 formed the revenue side of the budget.
    Ukraine, the EU, NATO and many state entities affiliated with them, incl. from among the so-called. "friendly" Russian Federation, got rid of stockpiles of Soviet and Russian weapons, which opens wide a "window of opportunity" for economic, political, military, ideological and any other influence on them by the US EU and EuroNATO.
    “De facto, Kyiv has already completed its path to NATO,” Belarus is next in line.
    1. Watching Offline Watching
      Watching (Alex) 7 December 2022 15: 04
      +1
      Mr Jacques, what is the essence of your statement?
      1. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 8 December 2022 00: 20
        +1
        Quote: Watching
        Accession to the EU and NATO has been and remains the main goal of Ukraine

        Quote: Watching
        “De facto, Kyiv has already completed its path to NATO”

        If you turn on the imagination, if you turn on the translator of the political dictionary, then everything is logical and corresponds to reality.
        If we recall the structure of any country of recent times (territory, population, state as an institution of governance), then everything collapses and loses connection with the facts that can now be observed.
        In the expressions "Ukraine" and "Kyiv" the population in general and a person in various capacities in particular have disappeared somewhere.
        If we say that Kyiv represents that part of the population that has a certain quality, then everything is clear. If we say that the population of Ukraine is homogeneous, then this is not true. The Ukrainian population can be represented as a set of multitudes selected according to certain criteria: nationality, confessionality, economic and humanistic preferences. If it seems to someone that economic preferences among the Ukrainian population determine their whole life, then again this is not true.
        The ratio of humanism and enterprise (economic preferences) determines the place of the Ukrainian population on the road of its development.
        For comparison, we can say that the Russian population has somewhat more humanism than the average for the planet, provided that the entrepreneurial spirit (economic preferences) is approximately the same as that of the population in all other countries.
    2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 7 December 2022 15: 16
      -1
      If “de facto, Kyiv has already completed its path to NATO,” then why are the troops of all Alliance countries not fighting on the Ukrainian side?
      1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
        Vladimir80 8 December 2022 13: 24
        0
        why the troops of all countries of the Alliance do not fight on the Ukrainian side

        Individuals (mercenaries) are fighting, for whom killing is the goal of life. The rest are not idiots to climb from the warm European and American houses to the dirty and dank outskirts with the risk of getting a bullet in the forehead.
  3. Saffron Offline Saffron
    Saffron (Igor) 9 December 2022 12: 14
    0
    For the United States, Ukraine is needed for something else, for what is now going according to plan for them. They do not need her either as an ally or as a partner. She is needed as a hyena, which should bleed Russia as much as possible. At the end of all this, we will see Zelensky and Co. somewhere next to Yatsenyuk (who so advocated the movement of Ukraine to the EU, but now he disappeared somewhere, forgetting about his ideals)