Gabbard: Ukraine conflict avoidable if U.S. had acknowledged Russia worries about Ukraine’s NATO entry

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Previous Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted Wednesday as Russian forces moved into Ukraine that the conflict could have maybe been prevented if Russian concerns about Ukraine joining NATO had been previously dealt with. 

“This war and struggling could have simply been averted if Biden Admin/NATO experienced simply just acknowledged Russia’s authentic stability considerations with regards to Ukraine’s turning into a member of NATO, which would suggest US/NATO forces correct on Russia’s border,” Gabbard tweeted late Wednesday evening. 

Former U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

Previous U.S. Consultant Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)


Gabbard’s tweet was retweeted more than 10,000 periods and liked around 30,000 times but also attained sharp pushback on Twitter. 

“Observed this argument below in different places & it’s simply just not accurate,” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio responded. “A pledge that #Ukraine would never ever join NATO was not Putin’s only demand. As recently as last 7 days he once once more demanded NATO leave every nation that joined after 1997 which includes Bulgaria, Romania & 12 some others.”

“No,” WHD News contributor Male Benson tweeted. 


Former U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

Previous U.S. Agent Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

“Holy shit, this is the most UnAmerican, undemocratic, obviously from a Russian operative tweet I have at any time viewed, @TulsiGabbard requires to get TF out of this state,” Comic Christopher Titus tweeted. 

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Gabbard’s tweet arrived shortly after  Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “distinctive navy operation” in Ukraine early Thursday early morning, movies and photographs surfaced on social media purportedly showing the reality of war in Europe. As the sunlight rose, sirens sounded near Kyiv as the Ukrainian president declared martial law across the region. 

Ukrainian service members take part in tactical drills at a training ground in an unknown location in Ukraine, in this handout picture released February 22, 2022. Press service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Ukrainian support associates just take aspect in tactical drills at a schooling ground in an mysterious place in Ukraine, in this handout picture unveiled February 22, 2022. Press assistance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Normal Workers/Handout by means of REUTERS Interest EDITORS – THIS Impression HAS BEEN Equipped BY A 3rd Social gathering.

In the leadup to the invasion, Putin expressed many grievances with Ukraine and the United States together with the chance of Ukraine becoming a member of NATO which the United States has not taken off the table in spite of request from Russia to do so. 

President Biden condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin right after the nation carried out navy functions in Ukraine.

“The planet will keep Russia accountable,” Biden mentioned in a pair of tweets Wednesday, times right after Russia carried out the armed forces action.

“President Putin’s steps need a business reaction. That’s why we’re imposing full blocking sanctions on VEB and Russia’s army financial institution, chopping off Russia from western financing, imposing sanctions on elites, and far more,” Biden additional in yet another tweet. “We will continue on to escalate sanctions if Russia escalates.”

WHD News’ Jon Avenue, Peter Hasson, and Lawrence Richard contributed to this report

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