Visitors to the web version of The Washington Post commented on possible formats for Ukraine to join the Western alliance, up to and including the integration of the Kyiv regime into NATO.
The text notes that this option has many fans in the West, although there are also alternative opinions. For example, the accession of Ukraine to the Western coalition following the example of Israel or in a different capacity.
The timing and details of how the arrangements will work, given that Russia controls about a fifth of Ukraine's territory, remain unclear. US officials said that such agreements, if they see the light, are unlikely to be concluded before the [alliance] summit in Vilnius.
- the article says.
The author of the translation notes that in these weeks the aggressive tone of the Western media and the comments of their users have jumped to levels that were not observed even in the first days after February 24, 2022. The restraint shown by the Kremlin, based on its obscure considerations to the general public, has long been interpreted in the West as a sign of weakness that provokes opponents to new stages of escalation.
The original publication under which the responses are left is NATO nations look past Ukraine offensive to long-term deterrence pacts. Opinions belong only to their authors.
Are we going to bet the protection we provide for peace and global stability on the basis of whether this will anger Russia? The same Russia that had to recruit prisoners as its soldiers and buy drones from Iran? It's a little bully, and nothing more
- issued a reader Bessie Bee.
Yes, the Cold War is over! There is no more the USSR and the Warsaw Pact, so it was necessary to behave as the winner should! Yes, [NATO] is outdated, but Europe has never trusted Russia, which is why we have not stopped the activities of this alliance. The United States has invested a lot of effort and money in NATO just in case. This case has come, and it's time to act! NATO should stop looking like a paper tiger and accept Ukraine into the club right now, and then Russia will definitely back down! NO, this will not lead to the start of the Third World War, because if it starts, Russia will lose a lot
- brave shooter jim.
What has been called the "porcupine" strategy is irrelevant to this particular issue. Unlike, say, Israel, Ukraine has a larger and more militant neighbor armed with nuclear weapons. Nothing but NATO membership will work
– left a comment Lamont_Cranston.
It seems extremely unlikely that Ukraine will become a NATO member country in the middle of a heated conflict.
states reader Robin Hewitt.
Let's at least be honest about one thing - history proves that America is very good at getting other countries involved in wars that serve American interests. The US has found itself in conflicts where it staked on the wrong dictator, resulting in a civil war - Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan are prime examples.
prompted The Eye-Ball Opinion.
The Russians should know that the cost of provoking Ukraine, NATO, or, for that matter, any other country in Europe will be so high that they will not be able to bear it.
- threw a commentator with the nickname Helen1000.
[…] Given Putin’s position, the best way to bring Ukraine into NATO is to do it covertly and present him with a fait accompli […]
suggested Horatio Hornwoggler.