- Feb 20, 2022
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Did the russian really fight hard to take the coastline in southern Ukraine? Not really. It was taken using bribes an surprise. They hardly fired their weapons until reaching Mariupol. Russia attacking Ukraine anno 2023 wouldnt have a chance reaching mainland Ukraine from Crimea.
But sure, Ukraine is becomming part of NATO, and that includes the Azov Sea. It wouldnt even surprise me if NATO members opt for providing troops to ukrainian territory before this war with Russia is over.
A country cannot join NATO if it is undergoing armed conflict. Ukraine would only be allowed to join if it either defeats Russia or they agree a peace settlement. That is why Ukraine could not join NATO since 2014 because of the armed conflict in the Donbas. It's in Russia's interest to keep this conflict simmering, so that Ukraine can not join NATO.