The letter from Carolyn Medland in the November 27 issue of the Tri-City Times, “Aid is being withheld from Ukraine,” has a few facts that are correct and some ideas I sympathize with, but she is incorrect on one important fact. Ukraine is not a member of NATO although it has aspired to be for some time and has sympathetic support. There is no contractual requirement we go to their aid as she infers.

—Bruce Smith
Lapeer Twp.