Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said in an interview published Monday that the West should provide Ukraine with security guarantees from now until forever. In response to his dictate, the Kremlin laughed it off as a non-starter.
Ukraine is not a full member of NATO so it is not protected under Article 5 of the charter that states: an attack on one country is an attack against all, but the Polish president said any post-war agreement should correct that.
Duda noted that Ukraine is aware that it cannot join NATO at the moment, but officials in Kyiv are expecting a partnership with “some kind of security guarantees.” He said the guarantees that Ukraine has hoped for would include the military backing of the U.S., U.K., and France—designed in the mold to reflect Israel’s guarantees from Washington.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported that among the major reasons Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine was the threat that the country would join NATO, which the Kremlin considers a dark red line on its border. (See “UKRAINE: ZELENSKY TRIES TO JOIN NATO AGAIN AND MAKE WWIII OFFICIAL” 30 Sep 2022 and “UKRAINE’S ACCEPTANCE IN NATO WOULD ASSURE WWIII AND BE ‘CATASTROPHIC’ FOR MANKIND” 18 Oct 2022.)
“Kyiv is well aware that such a step would mean a guaranteed escalation to a World War III,” Alexander Venediktov, the deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said. He continued, “We must remember: a nuclear conflict will affect absolutely the whole world, and not only Russia and the collective West, but in general, any country on this planet. Its consequences will be catastrophic for all mankind.”
Zelensky has said the war will only end with “the cleansing of the entire Ukrainian land from Russian occupation and firm long-term security guarantees for our state, as well as for all of Europe and the whole world.”
Biden Visits Kyiv on Washington’s Birthday
Rather than celebrating President’s Day in America, U.S. President Joseph Biden visited Kyiv on President’s Day for a photo-op with Zelensky and to promise that the U.S. will send another $500 million in military aid to the country to keep bloodying the killing fields of Ukraine.
Biden said during his visit that “I’m here to show our unwavering support for the nation’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity,” and that Washington will stand with Ukraine for “as long as it takes”. Biden said that “For all the disagreement we have in our Congress on some issues, there is significant agreement on support for Ukraine.”
TRENDPOST: Biden’s going to Ukraine on President’s Day in the U.S. is a disparaging insult to the Founding Fathers. It is worth remembering on George Washington’s birthday some words of wisdom the country’s first president wrote in his farewell address. He warned against foreign entanglements, saying that as Americans, “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world,” and to “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
General Washington, who became America’s first President warned that “The nation which indulges toward an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.”
As president, following the American Revolution, Paris tried to get the U.S. to side with France in its fight against Great Britain. But George Washington wrote that there is nothing more “essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated.”
Yet, there was not one word in the mainstream media about Biden’s total disregard for what the Founding Fathers fought for on President’s Day… while doing the exact opposite by his full support for the Ukraine War foreign entanglement.