The right question in the Czech Republic is whether it is in the interest of the citizens of the Czech Republic that Ukraine should be in NATO. That is to say, whether it is in the interests of the citizens of the Czech Republic to have mutual security commitments with Ukraine. The interests of the citizens of the Czech Republic in relation to Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, etc. are as follows.
- A) a stable supply of the cheapest possible raw materials.
- B) markets that will buy from us not only simple components, but whole products or even investment units.
- C) such stability that the region will not generate masses of refugees.
It is more than clear that Ukraine’s membership in NATO is not in the interest of the citizens of the Czech Republic.
From this point of view, it is indifferent which way the Russian-Ukrainian border will lead or even whether the whole of Ukraine will not be under Russian administration. Our only interest is that the arrangement should be stable. And then there is the theoretical possibility of mutual assistance. If the Czech Republic is invaded by Germany or Poland, or if marauding bands begin to pour in from Germany, will Ukraine be able to send effective help?
It is more than clear that Ukraine’s membership in NATO is not in the interest of the citizens of the Czech Republic. That is, apart from those involved in the arms trade or seeking a job in Brussels.