Rasmussen: ‘Georgia’s Progress Should Be Reflected at NATO Summit Appropriately’
“The current crisis started, the seeds for the current crisis were sown in 2008 in April during the NATO Summit in Bucharest, when NATO leaders stated in a declaration that Georgia and Ukraine will be in NATO,” Lavrov said.
By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “The Bubble and Beyond.” This article is from a new book, Flashpoint in Ukraine, edited by Stephen Lendman. It is currently available from Clarity Press as an e-book, and soon to be printed.
The United States and Europe signaled their support for the Kiev regime’s “antiterror” operations to crush pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine, even as the Kremlin indicated its support for so-called “round table” talks on Wednesday in Kiev and distanced itself from the protesters.
A group of right-wing academics, journalists, pro-war human-rights activists, and specialists in “discourse” are gathering in Kiev this coming weekend (May 16–19). The purpose of the meeting—headed by Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University and Leon Wieseltier, the neo-con literary editor of the New Republic—is to bestow political and moral respectability on the Ukrainian regime that came to power in February, through a putsch financed and directed by the United States and Germany.