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How To Possibly Start A War With Russia: Let Ukraine Join NATO

During a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy recently, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. was, “actively looking at” strengthening security cooperation with Ukraine. In Washington, White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre, asked if Ukraine would be invited into NATO, said the U.S. is “committed to ensuring that NATO’s door remains open to aspirants.” Ukraine, however, is not a U.S. ally, is not a member of NATO, and Washington should stop pretending they are.

Being clear on that point could keep us out of an unwanted, unnecessary, and destructive war with Russia.

It would be best for Kiev and congruent with U.S. preferences if Russia respected Ukraine’s territorial integrity and did not threaten military action against their neighbor. Unfortunately, the situation is inextricably entangled with regional dynamics, not the least of which is strong views from Moscow. As Putin and other Russian leaders have been saying for decades, trying to expand NATO to Ukraine – whose border with Russia is barely 300 miles from Moscow – is a red line Russia will not passively allow to be crossed.