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Ukraine NATO Membership: Why US, EU Won't Test Russia's 'Red Lines' Despite Pentagon Chief's Bravado

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin claimed on 19 October that Russia had no right to veto NATO's membership decisions when it comes to Ukraine. What's behind the Pentagon's renewed rhetoric about Ukraine's admission to NATO?

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has kicked off a three-leg visit to Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania before attending the NATO Defence Ministerial in Brussels in a bid to "reassure allies and partners of America's commitment to their sovereignty in the face of Russian aggression".

Both Georgia and Ukraine are seeking membership in the transatlantic military alliance. However, under NATO rules, countries with territorial conflicts and disputes cannot join the bloc.

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