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Ukraine no longer pressing for NATO membership

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President Volodymyr Zelensky said he is no longer pressing for NATO membership for Ukraine, a delicate issue that was one of Russia's stated reasons for invading its pro-Western neighbor.

In another apparent nod aimed at placating Moscow, Zelensky said he is open to "compromise" on the status of two breakaway pro-Russian territories that President Vladimir Putin recognized as independent just before unleashing the invasion on February 24.

"I have cooled down regarding this question a long time ago after we understood that...NATO is not prepared to accept Ukraine," Zelensky said in an interview aired Monday night on ABC News.

"The alliance is afraid of controversial things, and confrontation with Russia," the president added.

Referring to NATO membership, Zelensky said through an interpreter that he does not want to be president of a "country which is begging something on its knees."

Russia has said it does not want neighboring Ukraine to join NATO, the transatlantic alliance created at the start of the Cold War to protect Europe from the Soviet Union.


Good! Looks like we are seeing some progress.
 

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Good! Looks like we are seeing some progress.
The US State Department gave Zelensky the go-ahead to dial back the rhetoric. We don't need him anymore, since Biden's pukes have decided to ban oil from Russia. Energy prices will go through the roof...alternative energy will look more attractive...that was the purpose of this whole mess.

Get ready for a House bill spending a Trillion or two on alternative energy.

(That's one of the parts of the Green New Deal, you know.)
 

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The US State Department gave Zelensky the go-ahead to dial back the rhetoric. We don't need him anymore, since Biden's pukes have decided to ban oil from Russia. Energy prices will go through the roof...alternative energy will look more attractive...that was the purpose of this whole mess.

Get ready for a House bill spending a Trillion or two on alternative energy.

(That's one of the parts of the Green New Deal, you know.)

Shouldn't we be focusing on drilling oil domestically? Drilling in ANWR? Approving the Keystone Pipeline?

It is amazing how much oil we have in Alaska.
 

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Shouldn't we be focusing on drilling oil domestically? Drilling in ANWR? Approving the Keystone Pipeline?

It is amazing how much oil we have in Alaska.
Yes.

But that's not what the Biden pukes want.
 

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Shouldn't we be focusing on drilling oil domestically? Drilling in ANWR? Approving the Keystone Pipeline?

It is amazing how much oil we have in Alaska.
Perhaps, but if the oil companies don't intend to expand production and drilling how do you intend to make them?

BTW.....Keystone had zero to do with domestic drilling.....zero.
 
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This is a turn of events I thought was possible, but didn't expect. Especially, now.

These Ukrainians are tough, independent, and prideful.

Hopefully, they're not too prideful!
 
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