Here are the latest insights into President Biden’s stance on Ukraine’s NATO aspirations and the ongoing conflict.
A Defining Moment
US President Joe Biden delivered a crucial message on Ukraine’s NATO membership and Russia’s ongoing war.
Despite not being NATO countries, Ukraine and Georgia were invited to the latest G-7 summit in Lithuania.
A Previous Promise
In 2008, NATO made the promise that Ukraine would be a NATO country, although a specific date was never timelined.
Peace Before Entry
Biden asserted that Ukraine must first overcome the conflict with Russia before NATO membership can be entertained.
Biden’s Stern Vow
In a passionate speech in Lithuania, Biden pledged unwavering support for Ukraine’s quest for liberty and freedom.
US Allies Take a Stand
Biden announced that the US and its allies “stand for liberty and freedom today, tomorrow, and for as long as it takes,” but a grateful Zelenskyy is asking for more.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also fighting for a clear timeline for his nation’s potential entry into NATO, but the question still remains, when will he get one?
Long-Term Security Assurance
While a timeline was never given to Zelenskyy, he still secured commitments from G-7 nations for ongoing security assistance.
Why Does Ukraine Want To Join NATO?
Joining NATO adds huge benefits to a country’s defense.
The primary benefit is Article 5, which states that any NATO member will respond to an attack on any other NATO member as if the attack had been directed at them.
If Russia attacks a NATO member, every other NATO country would be required to enter the war on behalf of the victim of Russia’s aggression.
But some argue a conflict between Russia and the United States (itself a member of NATO) would result in catastrophic circumstances on a global scale.
Biden compared the aid to Ukraine to the regular support that the US provides to Israel, which Zelenskyy seemed very happy to accept.
The Relevance of NATO
Biden highlighted that Zelenskyy appreciated the commitments, even though immediate NATO membership wasn’t secured.
The Complexity of War’s End
Russia’s refusal to leave Ukraine peacefully still leaves everyone anxious about how the war will meet a conclusion.
Putin’s Attempt to Destroy NATO
“When Putin and his craven lust for land and power unleashed his brutal war on Ukraine, he was betting NATO would break apart,” Biden argued in his speech.
Did NATO Fall Apart?
Biden passionately argued that Putin’s war united and revitalised the NATO alliance despite his attempts of disruption.
Welcoming New Members
Since Russia’s attempted invasion of Ukraine, NATO has welcomed Finland into the fold.
Sweden has also applied for membership. Its application has been accepted by a majority of members, but Turkey and Hungary have so far declined to approve the country’s application.
Every NATO country must approve of Sweden’s application before they can become a member of the organization.
Pro-Russia Republicans Want Out
While most Americans of both political parties support Ukraine, some Republicans question the extent of financial support provided to the country, even going so far as to lavish praise on Russia.d
Trump Argues Against
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis advocate for reduced US involvement, sparking debates within the GOP.
Biden’s Clear Message
Biden asserted that international support for Ukraine would “not waver” and that he is undeterred by opposing voices.
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