Most Americans are unaware how close Russia and Ukraine came to ending the current war in April. Last March 27, Ukraine president Zelensky told his people “Our goal is obvious – peace and the restoration of normal life in our native state as soon as possible.” He was hinting at what went unsaid: Ukraine and Russia, brokered by NATO member Turkey, reached a tentative fifteen-point peace plan to end the month old war. Key points were Russia withdraw from all Ukraine except for breakaway Donbas and Crimea. Ukraine would pass on future NATO membership, pledging neutrality between Russia and NATO. Donbas and Crimea would undergo political transition based on self-determination to be recognized by both combatants. Ukraine security would be guaranteed by neighboring countries but no foreign troops would enter Ukraine.
What’s amazing about this Fiona Hill piece is that it opens saying Putin’s invasion was not about NATO expansion at all and buried in it is that Russia agreed to a tentative deal that would have stopped the war if Ukraine agreed not to seek NATO membershiphttps://t.co/q679798Cqk https://t.co/UtkXSDrRkN pic.twitter.com/jwm0tCDsS0
— Dave DeCamp (@DecampDave) August 31, 2022
Was alerted to this new Foreign Affairs piece by @alexjordanATL, where Fiona Hill accidentally lets slip …read more
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