December 4, 2022

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Zelensky: Ukraine immediately submits an application to join NATO

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky He announced that Kyiv was seeking rapid membership in NATO after Russia formally annexed four Ukrainian regions controlled (largely) by Russian military forces.

The moment Zelensky signed the application to join

The Office of the President of Ukraine issued a media statement After today’s meeting National Security Council of Ukraine.

Members of the National Security Council discussed the issue of the new attempt roadblock On the territory of Ukraine and the escalation of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. “The participants in the meeting discussed ways to deal with the attempts of the aggressor state to annex Ukrainian territory,” the statement said.

The statement added that “sham referendums” were discussed, while the Council discussed “the collective security of Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic region.”

It discussed measures to be taken to ensure the collective security of the Euro-Atlantic region and Ukraine. Specifically, it is about strengthening and expanding the international coalition in support of Ukraine, increasing military and technical assistance to our country, strengthening the pressure of sanctions against Russia, implementing proposals to ensure security in the international arena, and activating Russia’s nuclear strategy. Emphasis is also placed on deterring the countries of the Euro-Atlantic region, as well as dealing with the mixed threats posed by the attacking country.”

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Dialogue only if Putin is gone

Ukraine’s announcement came after Putin’s new announcement of the annexation of the four Ukrainian regions and the celebration that followed.

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In a telegram, Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that Ukraine was ready to return to negotiations with Russia, but not during the presidency of Vladimir Putin, accusing him of not knowing anything about dignity and honesty. “We are ready for dialogue with Russia, but with another president,” Zelensky notes in his new letter.

Putin also referred to the issue of negotiations in his speech at the Kremlin today. Kyiv must return to the negotiating table. We are open to it and have mentioned it many times. But Putin said the Ukrainian authorities should respect the expression of the will of the people, referring to the referendums held on Ukrainian soil last week.

He emphasized, among other things, “We will protect our land using all our forces and do everything in our power to ensure the safety of the people.”

So far, NATO has not commented on Zelensky’s request for rapid accession to the alliance. This move is of course alarming, as it brings more and more direct conflict between NATO (led by the United States) and Russia.

From war by proxy, as international analysts describe the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, we risk a new generalized war, with nuclear threats hanging over peoples’ heads…