Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has backfired in just about every imaginable capacity over the course of the last several months, and a new international alliance has reiterated this reality once more.
At the onset of the conflict, the Kremlin was insisting that this “special military operation”, (which later became a bonafide genocide), was meant to “denazify” Ukraine and prevent them from joining NATO. Of course, this was all just absurd, as Ukraine had not been considering an allegiance to the organization, as explained by President Volodymyr Zelensky who himself is a Jewish descendent of Holocaust victims.
Russia’s nonsense has come back to bite them this week, as two other European nations have now been invited to join NATO in a move that will nearly double Russia’s border with nations who are a part of the organization.
NATO leaders formally invited Finland and Sweden to become members of the military alliance Wednesday during a summit in Madrid.
“Today we have decided to invite Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO, and agreed to sign Accession Protocols,” the alliance said in a declaration following meetings between world leaders. “The accession of Finland and Sweden will make them safer, NATO stronger, and the Euro-Atlantic area more secure.”
And, perhaps even more concerning to the Kremlin is the news that the US will be moving additional military personnel and resources to Poland, while continuing their rather large presence in Romania as well.