Ukraine Keeps Chasing the NATO Will-o’-the-Wisp

Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

“[Joe] Biden invited Zelensky to come to the White House after the Geneva summit with Putin. The Ukrainians then misrepresented the content of the call by claiming that Biden had also endorsed a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine during the conversation when he had never talked about it …. The Ukrainian government has become fixated on this idea of speeding up its entry into the alliance, and now they are just making things up on official readouts of presidential calls to create the illusion that they have more support for this than they really do. The reasons why Ukraine should not be given a MAP are many and they are still quite compelling.” (06/08/21)