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What Ukraine Brings to NATO

Some doubt the wisdom of granting Ukraine NATO membership, warning that it will give the alliance nothing but headaches. In fact, Ukraine brings much to the table, from a battle-tested military to the ability to act as the model of a functioning democracy that post-war Russia will need.

KYIV – This week, almost every Ukrainian will be looking longingly toward Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius. It is there, at the summit of NATO’s leaders, that our place in Europe and the West will begin to be decided.