Ukraine new


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Sec def Austin in Ukraine second time in two months.
“Ukraines path into nato still open as long as necessary reforms in place.
Russia needs to return Crimea....” ?

So is this a shift, a clarification, or an advancement of US policy.
Does the WH even know what their saying with these statements?



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More of a reinforcement of US policy than anything else, I would think. But they've left themselves an out with the "necessary reforms" verbiage.

"NATO presence in Ukraine Already Underway" seems a clickbait headline to me, and it is ZeroHedge, which has a history of sensationalizing otherwise routine news articles. To my knowledge, we don't have any NATO troops or hardware in Ukraine, but there might be NATO NCPs in country as representatives or advisors.