British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said Thursday that NATO should consider skipping a Membership Action Plan (MAP) as a requirement for Ukraine to join the Western military alliance.
MAP is the process of making sure the country meets requirements. This is intended to speed up entry.
That will put us on a full-scale war footing with Russia since they could invoke Article 5, which means we must defend a NATO nation.
Finland and Sweden didn’t go through the process. Biden said he won’t ease up on the process for Ukraine, but he says a lot of things.
One of the stated reasons for the invasion is that Russia doesn’t want NATO on another of their borders.
Ukraine hopes NATO will accept them via MAP at the upcoming Vilnius Summit (on July 11-12).
Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, Zelenskyy argued that Kiev’s [Kyiv’s] battle-hardened troops would help strengthen NATO — not weaken it — when Ukraine will be “victorious.”
“We are now a recipient of security assistance,” Zelenskyy said.
No one who knows anything believes that it will strengthen NATO. No one.
The aforementioned information from this article came from Dave DeCamp and was reprinted by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge. It was also posted on trtworld, and probably was the first post. Sentinel adds the opinion.
Wallace was told he was out of the running to head up NATO. Biden allegedly blocked him but denied it. After hearing him talk about leaving pets back in Afghanistan, I wonder if he was ever under consideration.
‘Nobody’s against Ben Wallace… A lot of countries wanted somebody from Eastern Europe or perhaps a woman.’
Sir Malcolm Rifkind says Joe Biden didn’t block the Defence Secretary from becoming the head of Nato. pic.twitter.com/GGBUNqdwCe
— GB News (@GBNEWS) June 25, 2023
WHO’S WINNING THE WAR
According to Secretary Wallace, Ukraine is winning. The Ukraine and Russian maps are different. The Ukrainian map shows them picking up land, and the Russian map shows Russia advancing.
⚡️The Ukrainian Armed Forces won back more territory in the summer than russia captured in the winter, British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said.
According to him, the Defense Forces of Ukraine have already recaptured about 300 square kilometers as part of the summer campaign to… pic.twitter.com/D3xR0HGMlC
— FLASH (@Flash_news_ua) June 27, 2023
The other side disagrees.
Ukraine says they liberated several villages, but I can’t get confirmation on that.
Col. MacGregor said Ukraine is finished. He added that Russia is advancing in the Northeast toward Kharkiv.