NATO membership actually wasn't all that popular in Ukraine, y'know, until Russia invaded it. Then, more popular. https://www.euronews.com/2014/12/30/new-year-new-hope-as-ukraine-paves-way-for-nato-membership …
That's around when US and NATO troops started training Ukrainian troops.
And a certain US TV huckster announced his candidacy for President. https://www.army.mil/article/146317/Fearless_Guardian_ground_convoy_arrives_in_Ukraine/ …
At what was the change Trump and Company pushed for at the RNC convention?
Ukraine policy. Specifically, defending it from Russia. https://www.latimes.com/world/la-na-pol-ukraine-gop-20160720-snap-story.html …
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