Over the past 3 to 4 years Ukrainian’s have shown a growing distrust of NATO. This article suggests it is based upon a tradition of distrust hammered in over the Soviet period. But if that was the case why would opinions change over the past 3 years?
Could it be that the Ukrainian people distrust an organization that encouraged it to get into a very unwise war with its number one trading partner, and then sent it blankets while not allowing its goods into Europe? Perhaps it is that NATO, the USA, and the EU have proven to be very untrustworthy?