Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner . U.S. Secretary of State James Baker's famous "not one inch eastward" assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University . Dec. 16 https://www.sott.net/article/371465-Declassified-US-documents-prove-Gorbachev-WAS-promised-no-eastward-NATO-expansion
Currently, a retrograde Mercury square Neptune in transit. Mercury-Neptune hard aspects can refer to vagueness in communication at best or attempts to deceive or lie about one’s intentions at worst. In the US Sibly, transit Neptune squares the horizon axis while Mercury is about to station direct (on Dec.22) conjunct the Ascendant. Here the retrograde Mercury is referring to the declassified documents from the past and the station direct square Neptune is bringing to light all the deception and lies about the promises made by NATO to the Soviet leadership.
On 9 February, 1990 when US leaders gave the assurance to the Soviet leader, a Full Moon lunar eclipse chart had the Mars-Neptune (deceptions about war/aggression) conjunction on the descendant opposite the Sibly Sun on the Ascendant.