Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinksi, and Willie Geist of Morning Joe on MSNBC once again said that “NATO’s door is open and it will remain open”.
“NATO’s door is open; it will remain open. It’s a fundamental principle of NATO itself. It’s in its founding treaty. It’s in virtually every agreement that we sign with Russia since the end of the Cold War. Secretary Baker was clear that there was no such commitment, and so was Mikhail Gorbachev, the president at the time. So that’s simply not on the table.
And here’s the other thing, Joe. The Russians complain about the threat from NATO, but NATO didn’t invade Ukraine, Russia did; NATO didn’t invade Georgia, Russia did; NATO didn’t leave forces in Moldova against the will of its people in government, Russia did. So if there is a challenge to European security, it’s not coming from NATO. It’s coming from Russia”, - said Antony Blinken.