After the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, he said, the United States authorities insisted that NATO promise possible membership to Ukraine and Georgia, despite the fact that in Europe they made it clear that they would not give final approval to their applications. Instead of admitting that neither Washington nor Brussels are willing to defend Ukraine and Georgia, officials in the West have lied about how eager they are to bring the two countries into the transatlantic alliance, Cato points out.
It is noted that Georgia and Ukraine were not vital to the defense of the United States or Europe. At the same time, the start of a special Russian military operation confirmed the “constant dishonesty” of the Western countries in his promises to Kyiv, and the members of the Alliance admitted that a direct clash with Moscow over Ukraine was “not in their interests.”
The former special assistant believes that this primarily concerns the United States, since the Americans do not support the inclusion of Kyiv in the long list of “defense dependents.” US citizens do not want to be dragged into unnecessary conflicts. The authorities should begin to give preference to the interests of their citizens, and not the interests of foreign countries, said Cato.