As part of a public speech, US President Joe Biden accidentally recalled Washington’s promise not to expand NATO to the east. On Sunday, October 2, publicists of the publication drew attention to this detail. Global Times.
Earlier on Friday, Biden said Washington was ready to “defend every inch of NATO territory. Every inch”.
“Obviously he didn’t get the irony when he underlined the words ‘every inch.’ This only reminds people of the promise made by former US Secretary of State James Baker to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: NATO will not move an inch east.
The authors of the article also noted that the words about the readiness to fight for the alliance do not imply the protection of Ukraine, since Kyiv’s recent application for NATO membership was rejected.
According to them, Biden seeks to ensure that the conflict in the eurozone continues to a victorious result for the United States. At the same time, Washington does not intend to enter into a confrontation, preferring to pump weapons into Ukraine with the expectation that Kyiv will do all the hard work.
Earlier, on September 30, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky announced an application to NATO in an expedited manner. He stressed that the country meets the standards of the alliance and is actually already part of it.
Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan commented on Zelensky’s statement, noting that now is not the right time to discuss this issue. He clarified that support “on the ground” is the best support for Ukraine at the moment.
In late September, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the United States was moving closer to becoming a party to the conflict in Ukraine. So he commented to journalists on the statement by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that Washington does not object to Kyiv’s use of Western weapons in the liberated territories.
At the same time, Moscow has repeatedly emphasized that the North Atlantic Alliance is entering into a proxy war with Russia, supplying weapons to Ukraine. It was noted that Western weapons supplied to Kyiv would be a legitimate target for the Russian military.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.
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