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Pro-Ukraine demonstrators topple a statue of Lenin in Kharkiv's central square on Sept. 28. (SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images)

The Competition Between Ukraine and Russia Spreads

Putin Must Choose: Spend Now or Save for Later

Lithuanian Major General Jonas Vytautas Zukas (2L), Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius (3L) and General Knud Bartels (2R), the current Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attend a meeting in Vilnius with the NATO Military Committee on Sept. (PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Competing Interests Threaten Baltic Pressure on Russia