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Ukraine pushes for NATO
membership, Western arms

Globe and Mail [Canada], by Josh Wingrove

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 8/29/2014 10:50:36 PM

Ukraine is mounting a push for NATO membership as it faces down Russia, a move that comes ahead of a major NATO summit and as the Ukrainian ambassador to Canada renews calls for armaments from the West. Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday said he’d move toward suspending the country’s “non-bloc” status, a first step toward pursuing North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership, ahead of the alliance’s summit in Wales next week.The push from Ukraine will force Western leaders – including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who will attend the summit – to once again evaluate what role to play in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/29/2014 10:56:39 PM     (No. 9986683)

I just heard Ukraine has instituted a military draft of men up to age 25. The situation is deteriorating rapidly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: banal_resentive, 8/29/2014 11:02:18 PM     (No. 9986687)

Won´t happen. President Bozo will nix it - he doesn´t want to risk anything (there´s a word for that!). Also, don´t think Germany will go for it either - they might lose business with Russia. If we had a real leader worth a d**n, we could at least arm the Ukrainians to a level to make the Russians pay a very high price for their trouble making. Say, like including a few cruise missiles that could make it to the Kremlin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/30/2014 12:07:19 AM     (No. 9986733)

Really, Ukraine already has its territorial integrity guaranteed...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/30/2014 5:05:21 AM     (No. 9986844)

What about the treaty Clinton signed with Ukraine in ´94?

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