NATO head eyes ‘strong message’ on Ukraine’s membership bid at summit

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NATO head eyes ‘strong message’ on Ukraine’s membership bid at summit
Divisions among the Western military alliance’s 31 members on allowing Ukraine in mean there will not be a straightforward invitation for Kyiv to join.

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