Veterans group opposes Ukrainian NATO membership
ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America on Friday responded to reports of Ukraine sending its formal application for NATO membership. If approved, NATO membership for Ukraine would effectively commit the United States to direct combat in the ongoing war against a nuclear-armed Russia.
CVA Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell, had this to say about the potential addition to the alliance:
“Allowing Ukraine to join NATO is irresponsible and would almost guarantee a direct conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia. NATO membership for Ukraine means committing America’s military to defend the country and would directly involve the United States in the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian War. Accordingly, the Biden administration and the United States Congress should reject any attempt by Ukraine to join NATO. Allowing NATO accession for Ukraine to proceed would be disastrous for the American people and risk the conditions of our freedom and prosperity.”
According to the AP report, “Putin’s land-grab and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s signing of what he said is an “accelerated” NATO membership application sent the two leaders speeding even faster on a collision course that is cranking up fears of a full-blown conflict between Russia and the West.”
CVA has urged the United States to reject extending NATO membership to Finland and Sweden, which would also entail extending an American security commitment to both nations.
Relatedly, CVA has condemned the continuous blank checks in aid funding and military assistance to Ukraine, while wealthy European countries reduce their aid funding and efforts, pointing to the economic tumult Americans are enduring and as the Defense Department warns of ammunition stockpiles becoming “uncomfortably low” as a result of weapons transfers to Ukraine.