Tag: Western alliance

Ukrainian Group Wants Kyiv to Apply for NATO Membership Now

December 31, 2014

Staunton, December 31 – Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk and former Prime Minister Yevgeny Marchuk have formed a new group to press Kyiv to apply now for membership in the Western alliance, a step that is possible now that the Verkhovna Rada has voted to end Ukraine’s policy of non-alignment. That action, Kravchuk and Marchuk […]

Proper Response to Kremlin is to Make Ukraine a NATO Member Now

November 19, 2014

Staunton, November 18 – Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, says that Russian wants to receive “a 100 percent guarantee” that “no one will think about Ukraine entering NATO.” The only proper response to that outrageous example of imperial overreach is to offer NATO full membership in the alliance immediately. To do otherwise at this […]

If Putin Goes Nuclear in Ukraine, the West Won’t Respond in Kind, Ex-Polish Defense Official Says

November 7, 2014

Staunton, November 7 – In a comment the Warsaw newspaper Fakt described as extremely disturbing, Romuald Szeremietiew, a former Polish deputy defense minister, says that if Vladimir Putin uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine or in the Baltic region, the West likely would not react in kind. His suggestion follows the Kremlin leader’s incautious and outrageous […]