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Friday, April 28, 2006

Ukraine to Join NATO - Another Sharp Blow to Russia

First Kazakhstan posts a quarter-page ad in the New York Times declaring war on Russia and alliance with America, then Ukraine declares itself on track for NATO membership. Hmmm, I wonder why all those ex-Soviet slave states HATE Russia so much? I guess they are just confused like La Russophobe and the rest of the clear-thinking world. Sad thing is, all the Russians would have to do is have an Orange Revolution and Russia might lead the world. But Russians prefer their national sport: cutting off the nose to spite the face.

As RIA Novosti reports:

KIEV, April 28 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine is ready to start implementing the first stage of NATO Action Plan this year in a bid to join the organization, the country's foreign minister said Friday.
Borys Tarasyuk said at an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, that he positively assessed Ukraine's cooperation with the organization within the framework of the intensified dialogue. Foreign ministers of NATO member countries said they supported Ukraine's intention to join the organization and the country's efforts to achieve this goal. On Thursday Mikhail Kamynin, the spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said NATO enlargement and the accession of Ukraine and Georgia to the bloc was a sensitive issue for Russia, which would need to spend considerable sums on reorienting its military capabilities.

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