(trendingpoliticsnews) – In an interview with CNN, Joe Biden underscored his commitment and the potential risks surrounding Ukraine’s accession to NATO amidst the ongoing conflict in the region.
His comments revealed not only a lack of consensus among NATO member nations but also the potential for a drastic escalation of tension with Russia.
Biden said, “I don’t think there is unanimity in NATO about whether or not to bring Ukraine into the NATO family now, at this moment, in the middle of a war.” Most significantly, Biden acknowledged the potential risk of war with Russia should Ukraine join NATO during the ongoing conflict.
He explained, “If you did that, then, you know, we, I, and I mean what I say, we’re determined to commit every inch of territory that is NATO territory. It’s a commitment that we’ve all made no matter what. If the war is going on, then we’re all in the war. You know, we’re in war with Russia if that were the case.”
Biden on Ukrainian membership in NATO: "If you did that, then, you know, and I mean what I say, we're determined to commit every inch of territory that is NATO territory. That's a commitment that we've all made." pic.twitter.com/CKG53TUIPR— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 7, 2023
BIDEN: "I think we have to lay out a path for the rational path for Russia — for, excuse me, for Ukraine — to be able to qualify to get into NATO." pic.twitter.com/ULCyLdgS4s— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 7, 2023
This statement comes at a critical time when relations between the US and Russia are already strained. It paints a worrying picture of the potential for an escalation of international conflict.