WorldViews: That time Ukraine tried to join NATO — and NATO said no

By Adam Taylor, September 4, 2014

Ukraine and an alleged Russian invasion of the country are among the biggest topics of conversation at NATO's summit in Wales. But Ukraine is not a member of NATO, which makes the issue of the alliance's "collective defense" posture (Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty) unclear. The Kremlin has warned that if Ukraine attempted to join NATO, any chances for peace would be derailed.

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