Skip to comments.Ukraine to seek Nato membership, says PM Yatsenyuk
Posted on 08/29/2014 2:18:05 PM PDT by FreeReign
Ukraine's prime minister has said he will ask parliament to put the country on a path towards Nato membership.
Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.
The remarks come as Nato holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
The West has stepped up its accusations of direct Russian involvement in the conflict, following advances by pro-Russian rebels.
On Thursday Nato released satellite images it said showed Russian forces inside Ukraine. and said more than 1,000 troops were operating there.
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Ukraine is determined to get themselves fully invaded aren’t they.....Putin will march in there before it could happen.
The Pautards will arrive, presently, to inform us that all this is NATO’s fault.
No thanks. NATO does not need countries run by people that burn tires in their town square and act like Occutards.
Putin is just slowly bleeding anyone dumb enough to get bogged down with that mess.
This is directly asking for war. No way. You can’t enter NATO while you’re already being invaded. It doesn’t work like that. Can Iraq join NATO?
Instead they should follow your advice and appease Putin.
Putin is turning out to a master manipulator...years of KGB training vs a guy who can’t throw a baseball 5 yards. Who do you think was gonna win that match up.
Where did i advise appeasement? Its a different story poking the bear though when a massive army is sitting on your border and no one practically wanting to help you. So get real.
Obama is not part of this fight and not likely to get into it
No one poked the bear. No one attacked Russia.
This is pure Tsarish Imperialism
If Ukraine wants to join NATO (if they are invited) and they don't because they are afraid of Putin, that would be appeasement.
That's what you are advising them.
How DARE these filthy Ukrainian plebs strive for freedom, no worries, mother Russia and its cut throats to the rescue.
There was a report about 2 injured Ukrainian officers exploding themselves with grenades, killing some Russian troopers in the process, in order to avoid being captured.
I do not think Ukrainians are the meek sort who let their lives be ruled by tyrants.
If one calls appeasement what it is then they are called a war supporter.
Exactly, and what i said was, no one is going to help them because the fact is, none of them want to take on Putin,they are all scared of him simple plain fact. Like it or lump it. Obama handed the role of leader of the world to Russia by being the biggest ditherer and wimp the US Presidency has produced.
No appeasement about it, Ukraine can fight all they like, The EU is not going to lift a damn finger to help them, totally dependent on russian energy. Its a new world out there, better get used to it.
I don’t think the US should send troops. I think the US should send them arms though.
So Putin dictates which NATO countries are allowed?
Not directly but he will make damn sure it does not happen in Ukraine’s case.
Some people needs lessons in world views of how the Russians operate.
You saw what happened when Ukraine tried to do the whole EU thing............did they send armies or get involved...bot really, NATO will steer clear of this mess on its own.
Putin isn’t exactly a genius, he is already running into massive problems, and he is hasn’t even messed with the big boys yet.
I think the EU should be arming them.
You can have your hopes, but invading a nation because it was joining NATO, would be a step that I don’t think Putin would want to take.
You overestimate your little man.
I think you’ve been watching different news than the rest of us, he is running rings around world leaders quite frankly. Putin didn’t rise through the KGB and spy circles to end up running Russia like a dictator by being an idiot.
He didn’t do it the Obama limp wrist way to the top, that guy climbed up there fighting tooth and nail.
You sound exactly like Chamberlain. You are now a hope and change appeaser, congrats.
send them some Javelins and some A-10’s
I don’t watch news, and so far, Putin hasn’t gotten outside of the children’s circle, your hero worship has been too easily won.
EU needs to arm itself first
You want to send these guys weapons? They’ll be ISIS in Europe, only goose stepping.
That would be Russia, they are the ISIS of Europe
Correction! If you are a surrender-monkey Paultard who actively spreads anti-American and anti-Ukrainian propaganda and advises these people to sit in chains and lick the hand that feeds them, or constantly apologizes for Russian behavior or changes the topic, then you are a worthless pile of crap Putin supporter.
hero worship?, grow up, and stop acting like a kid,Putin is a first class bas$$$d but a clever one, you obviously do not wish to see the reality on the ground...who is going to help and protect the Ukranians? Who...
The EU has practically no army, sanctions from them are not going to cut it.....and they are dependent for energy from Russia and they back down like rabbits in headlights and doesn’t Russia know it.
Nato is no way at this point going to get involved. Not a chance.
The US? You have people saying here the US should not get involved and then in the next breath saying arm them, well that’s getting involved folks. Pick one or the other, its either get involved or don’t.
What exactly has the world done in the last few months.....in case you have not noticed,Sanctions, yeah they really worked, Russia is already in Ukraine, its soldiers are over the border and convoys going in daily.
The reality is The EU are not going to help, The US is not going to overtly help and eventually and most likely Ukraine will fall back under Russian influence.
That is not appeasement, that is reality.
What do you expect or wish is going to happen in Ukraine because all i hear is bull and no answers.
Now they buzz Latvia
Yeah that's right. Ukraine is the ISIS of Europe.
Watch RT much?
I know you're a Russkie troll since you are calling the Ukrainians the "Isis in Europe," when there are videos of Chechen Muslims saying "Allahu Akbar" as they ride on top of Russian tanks to invade a European country.
of course, Russia is going to push and push because Putin realises no one is going to lift a finger to stop him. Any half tinpot would dictator plays that book.
NATO has a massive military force which includes the United States, you think your man is really wanting to do what the massive Soviet military couldn’t do, defeat the West?
Your hero worship is premature, and your fears as well, we need to stop this little punk’s empire building before your and Obama’s appeasement creates a real threat to the world.
I’m saying I would not trust US weapons in the hands of Ukranians to not end up in the hands of radicals, just as they do just about every place else.
Ukraine has every right to join the EU and NATO if invited. If they don't because they are afraid of Russia, that's appeasement.
My point isn't that they should or should not appease the Russians. They may or may not have any choice. My only point is that we should call a spade a spade.
The reality is that you are advising appeasement.
What do you know about "trust," Russkie? You're a pathological liar spreading falsehoods from thread to thread to defend your guy Putin. I don't care what you claim you do or do not trust. Russkies are subhumans who do not understand the meaning of the word.
Are you off your head.....Nato is not going to take on Russia or Putin, EVER....unless its the start of WW3.
You don’t seem to understand a lot about political movement and politics.
I have never said the word appeasement, all i have explained is the reality that is happening.
No one is going to lift a finger to help Ukraine if Russia decided to finally march in.
I agree, Russians want prosperity, and when that and their personal security becomes threatened, then Putin’s glamor wears off and Putin himself comes under threat.
Putin himself has amassed a vast fortune, and doubtfully has any desire to end in an ugly way.
Countries like ours are weak and have a tendency to pursue appeasement. The Russians and Chicoms have no such issues, since they both have a long traditional of brutal oriental despotism. They understand that power comes from the barrel of a gun, and both these countries are getting bored of just shooting their own people. Now they want variety, and openly speak of nuclear war within their own state controlled media, with the United States as the "bad guys" who will be turned into "radioactive ash."
We might not have a choice on whether the next world war starts.
This is what I am trying to explain..and that is why i have been saying, no one is going to help them because the EU has become liberal wimp out central that frankly is mired down in legal red tape to even start a war and Obama’s WH has about the military intelligence and might of a doormouse.
Russia would be in Kiev before the EU or The US could get all its reps and senators back from the holidays on the coast to even take a vote, no such problems in Russia or China of that nature, just a do it quick before they notice.
WWIII with who? The USSR and the Warsaw Pact of Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania?
Have you looked at what Russia is left with and where their troops are now stationed, and how their massive forces of attack forces of many Airbornes divisions and bridge building units are gone?
WWIII, with who, and why would Putin want to destroy himself and his population of 140 million and his active military of 750,000, in a suicidal gesture?
Are you off your head in your gulping in of Putin’s cheap shirtless imagery?
Kind of late now. The invitation was offered over a decade ago and they said no. Not that I enjoy saying “told you so”, but what did they expect from Russia?