Anders Fogh Rasmussen: ‘Putin Has Exploited Our Hesitation’
NATO’s former secretary-general on the case for arming Ukraine and what to expect at the Vilnius summit.
Last weekend marked 500 days since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine—a grim landmark that will hang over Vilnius, Lithuania, as leaders of 31 NATO countries assemble for the security alliance’s annual summit. While some member states, especially in Eastern Europe, continue to lobby for Ukraine’s accession to NATO, the United States has already made clear such a move is far-fetched while war remains underway. Even Sweden’s membership is up in the air, with Turkey playing spoiler once again: Ankara says the European Union should create a pathway for it to join the bloc before it agrees to support Stockholm's bid.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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