Furthermore if, as Mr Richardson argues, it was Putin’s own view of Ukraine that was a more proximate cause, the concern over possible NATO membership would only have been heightened by Putin’s particular perspective in the sense that any Ukrainian membership of that alliance would have been seen as tearing part of the Russian patrimony away.
2 days ago · President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced his country is submitting an "accelerated" application to formally join NATO.This could mark a huge escalation and turning point in the war, largely dependent on NATO leadership's response, given the question of NATO expansion right up to Russia's border remains a central motive in the Kremlin launching and continuing the invasion.
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Feb 24, 2022 · Even now, with NATO’s eastward expansion the situation for Russia has been becoming worse and more dangerous by the year. Moreover, these past days NATO leadership has been blunt in its statements that they need to accelerate and step up efforts to bring the alliance’s infrastructure closer to Russia’s borders.
Apr 21, 2022 · Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the biggest military mobilization in Europe since World War II. Here’s a guide to how it came about, and what’s at stake for Russia, the U.S. and NATO.
Sep 21, 2022 · Citing NATO expansion towards Russia's borders, Putin said the West was plotting to destroy his country, engaging in "nuclear blackmail" by allegedly discussing the potential use of nuclear ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by boldly saying the U.S.