That’s a bold strategy for the Biden Admin, finally showing some Chutzpah. We just told Russia that we are going to back Ukraine no matter what and that we were not going to stop them from joining NATO.
“U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman took to Twitter to share details of her meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and said they “affirmed a unified NATO approach” and agreed on the alliance’s “unwavering support for Ukraine.”
“I briefed the North Atlantic Council on yesterday’s discussions with Russia at the Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva. The United States is committed to working in lockstep with our Allies and partners to urge de-escalation and respond to the security crisis caused by Russia.”
“Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was looking for a NATO “guarantee” that it will heed his terms, but the U.S. and NATO have flatly rejected a blanket membership ban.”
“Sherman and Stoltenberg met Tuesday to shore up alliances as NATO prepares for its meeting with Russia Wednesday.
“We affirmed a unified NATO approach toward Russia balancing deterrence and dialogue, and stressed our unwavering support for Ukraine,” Sherman said, noting that the alliance is looking to Russia to take action and reverse its aggressive stance.
Russian Deputy Foreign “Our expectations are entirely realistic and we hope that this will be a serious, deep conversation on key, fundamental problems of European security,” he told Russian news outlets. Minister Alexander Grushko said Tuesday that the meeting between Russia and NATO will serve as a “moment of truth.”
It’s nice to see that we are not going in pandering as Biden did with Iran. But this could mean that the Geneva conference is nothing more than a formality. Putin still has 100k troops at the Ukrainian border, waiting for the order to invade, and Putin has already primed his country claiming NATO’s expansion would be the death of Russia. So this could mean war.