We are not exactly sure why Obama would be "noticeably absent" from the start of this week's NATO-Ukraine commission (from The Hill):
President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday.
Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance.
... but the following could provide some much needed clues (as we noted previously)...
And then this: