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New file discovery from 1991 supports Russian accusation
Unfortunately behind a paywall, but Izvestiya says it's about a meeting between foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and Germany on 6 March 1991, where they discuss about not being able to offer NATO membership to Poland because they promised not to expand beyond Elbe.

Probably will be drowned by all the noise from the invasion that's about to happen 13th16th20th of February.

by pelgus on Fri Feb 18th, 2022 at 11:16:55 PM EST
From Der Spiegel ...

Many politicians, military officials and journalists in the West see it like Stoltenberg. (...)

And yet the version of Stoltenberg and others is questionable. This is documented by a note from the British National Archives. The US political scientist Joshua Shifrinson discovered the document, which was originally classified as "secret". It is about a meeting of the political directors of the US, UK, French and German State Departments in Bonn on March 6, 1991."

Today's release ...

Document confirms US told Russia NATO won't expand | RT |

What I could find ...

Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner --
Slavic Studies Panel Addresses "Who Promised What to Whom on NATO Expansion?"

Pretty thorough analysis ...

Deal or No Deal? The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Offer to Limit NATO Expansion
By Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

and my recent post ...

After the Berlin Wall: Europe's Struggle to Overcome Its Divisions | CFR - Jan. 6, 2022 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Feb 19th, 2022 at 12:03:31 AM EST
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