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Trudeau must seek change in Russia policy at NATO summit

By Oksana Bashuk Hepburn, Myroslava Oleksiuk, Roman Jakubow      

Ukraine needs NATO’s help to help us all.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in Ottawa last month, are in Europe this week along with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan as Mr. Trudeau is set to attend a NATO leaders' summit in Brussels. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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At the NATO leaders’ summit this week, Canada must offer strong support for the alliance. At the same time, it should take a more visible and assertive role to ensure its greater effectiveness. Most importantly, Canada needs to seek a change in policy towards Russia. The West’s policy of accommodation has failed. Russia views it as weakness. Unhalted for its attack on a sovereign European state, Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin’s brazen exploitations are on the rise globally. To

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