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How Ukraine Got Caught Between East and West


In
October 1994, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Borys Tarasyuk, came to Washington.
There he met with Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott, with whom Tarasyuk
raised the question of NATO enlargement. Tarasyuk noted Moscow’s growing
discontent about NATO. In the event of enlargement, what was the American
vision for Ukraine, Tarasyuk asked? Would Ukraine be consigned to a place in
between, to the east of the West and to the west of Russia? A buffer zone? A
gray area? Talbott acknowledged that he did not yet have a good answer. He was
optimistic, however, about arriving at one over time.THE EAGLE AND THE TRIDENT: U.S.-UKRAINE RELATIONS IN TURBULENT TIMES …read more

Source: The New Republic

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