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NATO Military Committee Chief Travels to Ukraine To Promise NATO Membership

March 22, 2024 (EIRNS)—In the midst of the debate about sending NATO troops into Ukraine, Dutch Adm. Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee, arrived in Kyiv March 20 for a high-profile two-day visit in which he trumpeted the message that Ukraine belongs in NATO. He led the first NATO military delegation to visit Ukraine since February 22, 2022, NATO’s press release emphasized.

His visit “is a testament to the fact that NATO and Ukraine are closer than ever.… We are getting closer, more compatible,” Adm. Bauer said in opening the Kyiv Security Forum (KSF) March 21. “Together, we are doing everything to ensure that Ukraine becomes a member of our Alliance. The Swedish flag will not be the only blue and yellow flag at NATO Headquarters,” the New Voice of Ukraine enthusiastically reported the “honored guest” promised.

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