"People stood there in the squares of Kyiv waving European Union flags. The Nato policy, the EU policy of expanding ever eastwards was a huge strategic error."
Part 2. It\u2019s well worth watching the whole thing to understand how the Kremlin is thinking but also to understand how Farage uses \u2018NATO\u2019 & the \u2018EU\u2019 interchangeably.\n\nThe mask is well & truly off.pic.twitter.com/TKZfrDFRZo
Ukraine has been trying to join Nato for years and it was promised in 2008 that it would eventually be given the opportunity to join. In 2019, an amendment was adopted that enshrined the ultimate goal of Nato membership in the country’s constitution. Putin doesn't want this to happen, to put it mildly.
Farage continued: "We know the Russians can be paranoid but why poke the Russian bear with a stick? And if Vladimir Putin's one demand is that we state clearly that the Ukraine is not going to join Nato, why don't we do it?
Dismissing concerns that this could be seen as "appeasement", he added: "What possible strategic benefit or asset could it be to us for the Ukraine to join Nato. Absolutely none.
"If Putin gets that he won't invade and a war can be avoided."
Farage might be surprised to learn he has an ally in the youth wing of the Labour Party on this issue:
What do Young Labour and Nigel Farage have in common?https://twitter.com/younglabouruk/status/1493209456737501188\u00a0\u2026