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NATO-Ukraine Consultations, November 2008
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a press conference after the Tallinn High-Level NATO-Ukraine Consultations in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 13, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a press conference after the Tallinn High-Level NATO-Ukraine Consultations in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 13, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with the Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip, Nov. 12, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with the Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip, Nov. 12, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 12, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 12, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with the Estonian prime minister and the defense ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and participated in the NATO-Ukraine Consultations in Tallinn, Estonia, in support of Ukraine's bid to join NATO.

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Gates: Ukraine Advances Quest for NATO Membership

TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 13, 2008 - Ukraine is making progress, but still has a long way to go before becoming a full member of NATO, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story»

NATO Defense Ministers Discuss Ukraine

TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 13, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his fellow NATO defense ministers are getting down to business in consultations on Ukraine’s membership in the alliance. Story»

Leaders Tackle Estonia's Security Issues

TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 12, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip discussed Russian behavior and new cooperation on cyber security during meetings in Estonia's capital. Story»

Gates to Take Part in NATO-Ukraine Talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will show U.S. support for Ukraine’s NATO aspirations and for allies in Eastern Europe by participating in the NATO-Ukraine Consultations in Tallinn, Estonia. Story»