NATO has recently updated its website to mention Ukraine as one of four aspirant countries. Ironically, several top Ukrainian officials jumped at the chance to portray this as a major breakthrough in getting closer to membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
In reality, nothing has changed. The only thing that NATO has done is to recognise Ukraine’s current intention to join the Alliance, just as it did, on at least three other occasions, in 2002, 2005 and 2008 and what, for obvious reasons, was omitted during the Yanukovych presidency.
Paradoxically, the Kremlin has done more to bring Ukraine closer to NATO …read more
Source: Emerging Europe