Ukraine’s New Reality

Enter Putin’s reality. NATO now existed in Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia–three former Soviet republics directly touching Russian soil. The safety of a buffer region between Russia and NATO now no longer exists. Still, Putin tolerated this new reality until NATO made overtures to Ukraine who signaled its willingness to join if invited. Putin rightly saw the loss of Ukraine to NATO expansion as a red line he would not allow. … Continue readingUkraine’s New Reality

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