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How the United States caused the Russia Ukraine war
It was either failed diplomacy or outright lies by the United States and NATO that led to the current Ukraine Russia war. Those not familiar as to why Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24th, may not be aware that in 1990 the Russians were given solid guarantees by former U.S. President Bush Sr and other European leaders that NATO would not expand near Russia’s border, they broke that promise. Russian president Vladimir Putin has long held a grudge over the United States and NATO going back on their word not to expand NATO into Eastern Europe.
The United States under George Bush Sr made a clear promise to Russia that NATO would never expand near Russian territory, there was no written pact, but it was a sealed guarantee that European leaders also agreed on. Declassified documents show that Russia was all but given iron clad guarantees that NATO would not move closer to Russia’s border. U.S. Secretary of State James Baker issued his famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, it was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and into 1991.
The revelation came from declassified U.S, Russian, German, British and French documents.
The fact that Ukraine was purportedly on the verge of joining NATO is why the Russians have invaded Ukraine.
This stunning video below sums up the outright lack on diplomacy on the part of the United States in regard to Russia’s border. It is why we have the current Russia-Ukraine war.
The United States was not alone, Germany seeking to unify their split nation made it empathically clear that there would be no expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe.
West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher in 1990 said:
NATO should rule out an ‘expansion of its territory towards the east, i.e. moving it closer to the Soviet borders.’” The Bonn cable also noted Genscher’s proposal to leave the East German territory out of NATO military structures even in a unified Germany in NATO.
There were no formal treaties but the statement “not closer to the Soviet borders” is written down in multiple memoranda of conversation between the Soviets and the highest-level Western leaders. George Bush Sr, United Kingdom, France, and other western nations offered the Russians the same “non expansion” assurances according to declassified documents. It is clear the United States and NATO did have a written and verbal agreement to respect the Russian border, we have broken our word.
Ukrainian president Zelensky is simply not qualified for his position, with outright frankness and naivety decrees that Ukraine will join NATO.
Zelensky drools at the prospect of joining NATO, he offers no diplomacy to Russia not realizing his words would trigger Putin to send troops into Ukrainian territory.
2 weeks before Russia entered Ukraine, Zelensky against provoked Vladimir Putin
Zelensky: Yes, we would like to join NATO Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated that his country intends to join NATO when asked about the remarks of his country's ambassador to the UK, who suggested Kyiv might abandon those ambitions to avoid further Russian aggression per CNN.
Zelensky keeps saying the quiet part out loud, NATO has all intentions to surround Russia, this is a threat that Putin did not take lightly.
America and NATO have already broken their word to the Russians, should Russia now believe NATO will stop expanding closer to Russia’s borders? Expect more conflict.