Russia Base Won’t Affect Ukraine NATO Prospect-NATO

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From Reuters: Ukraine’s signing of an agreement extending the lease of a Russian naval base in Crimea does not affect its prospect of eventually joining NATO, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday.

Rasmussen said NATO policies had not changed since it promised Ukraine eventual membership at a summit in 2008. "It’s a bilateral agreement and it will not have an impact on our relationship neither with Russia nor with Ukraine," he said of the base deal.  (photo: NATO)

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