Eric Garland+ Your Authors @ericgarland Intelligence analyst and advisor to CEOs and governments. I break down global events into clear narratives and appropriate profanity. Sep. 24, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

So who was in Ukraine in 2015 after Petro Poroshenko - who replaced the Putin puppet Manafort helped elect - to talk about Ukraine joining NATO?

Oh. Biden.

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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