Russian President Vladimir Putin is Warning the World that Allowing Ukraine into the NATO Alliance will Force Him, and Europe, Into a Nuclear War; He Denies Making a Deal with Macron to Stop Military Maneuvers
Earlier in the day of February 8th, French President Macron laid out a story of how he made a deal with Russian President Putin and that Putin “gave him personal assurances” on Ukraine. Those assurances, if they even occurred, were that Russia would stop military maneuvers.
However, Putin is now saying that those “assurances” never happened. No deal was made. In fact, the Russian President mentions in a conference shortly afterward that the French President was “torturing him” for 6 hours. He’s basically saying Macron was annoying him over Ukraine. Doesn’t sound like you’re the right guy for the job, Macron.
Continuing on with the conference, President Putin makes it very clear that he is very serious about Ukraine not joining NATO. Taken from the speech:
“I’ve been saying it, but I’d very much want you to finally hear me, and to deliver it to your audience in print, TV and online. Do you understand it or not, that if Ukraine joins Nato and attempts to bring Crimea back by military means, the European countries will be automatically pulled into a war conflict with Russia”– Russian President, Vladimir Putin
Putin seams to suspect that once Ukraine becomes part of NATO, Article 5 will be executed which is the collective defense of NATO members. The reason for this is that Crimea will be seen as a part of Ukraine and being occupied by Russia.
The Russian President also mentions that a nuclear conflict will be undeniable and declares that “there will be no winners…”
Watch for yourself now.
We REALLY need to stop trying to push for things to happen OUR way. When it comes to trying so hard to make Ukraine a NATO member, all I have to ask is, “why?” Leave it alone. It seems like the best thing NATO is good at is creating a mess that it then has to clean up.
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