For Immediate Release: December 8, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Ukraine Is Not a National Security Priority of America
Washington, D.C.: On December 8, 1991, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, signed the Belovezh Accords, declaring the dissolution of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Within days, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev watched powerlessly as the hammer and sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the death blow to the Soviet Union,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “On this great day of celebration and remembrance, let us also remember that throughout the 20th Century, the United States carefully balanced defending our interests with not entangling ourselves in unnecessary foreign conflicts.
“Trouble is brewing again between Russia and Ukraine, and it would be most unwise for America to enter yet another war that does not threaten our national security. Even now, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is desperately trying to get the United States to put its foot firmly in between Russia and Ukraine. Such a move and the possible subsequent military action would be disastrous for all three nations.”
Pat Buchanan summarized the history and contemporary wisdom perfectly in his column from December 7, 2021: “Though we celebrated when the Baltic states and Ukraine broke free of Moscow, we never regarded their independence as vital interests for which America should be willing to go to war.”
“Pat is absolutely right,” Martin concluded. “The Trump administration rightly brought the issue of NATO’s relevance into question, being that it was formed to hold the now-defunct Soviet Union at bay. The United States should stay far away from any further propping up of NATO, especially an ill-advised guarantee of freedom for Ukraine.”