Ukraine, which has been under Russian attack for the last 14 days, is now going through a very difficult time. It is a scene of devastation everywhere. In such a situation, Volodymyr Zelensky has made a big statement. Zelensky said Ukraine would no longer be a member of NATO. Furthermore, he said – ‘They are willing to compromise on the situation in two separate pro-Russian regions (Donetsk and Lugansk), which President Vladimir Putin called after launching the offensive on 24 February. was declared independent just before.
Russia and Ukraine are believed to be at war over these two issues. Ukraine’s president made these decisions to pacify Russia. In an interview broadcast on ABC News, Zelensky said NATO is not ready to accept Ukraine. “The alliance (NATO) is afraid of controversial things and a confrontation with Russia,” the president said.
As for NATO membership, Zelensky said that he would not be a president of a country that would ask for something on its knees. In recent years, NATO has expanded significantly eastward. As a result, Russia annexed Crimea after it attempted to include the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Why does Russia not want Ukraine to join NATO?
There are 30 members of NATO, which include the U.S., Canada, Britain, and France. In the current situation, Russia faces the challenge of several of its neighbors joining NATO. These include the former Soviet Union member states Estonia and Latvia. The moment Ukraine also joins NATO, Russia will be covered by its rivals everywhere, and countries like the United States will have a monopoly on it.
Upon Ukraine’s joining NATO and a future Russian attack, under the agreement, all 30 countries of this group will consider it as an attack against themselves and provide military aid to Ukraine.
Lenin, a hero of the Russian Revolution, described losing Ukraine as cutting its head off from its body. Russia opposes Ukraine’s entry into NATO because of this. Ukraine lies along the western border of Russia. When Russia was invaded during World War II, which lasted from 1939 to 1945, Ukraine was the only area that could protect its borders.