Why Nato ‘had no choice’ but to station troops to Eastern Europe

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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (L) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attend the NATO Defense Ministers council at alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 27 October 2016.

Why Nato ‘had no choice’ but to station troops to Eastern Europe


Nato Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, has warned that Russia annexing Crimea has resulted in the current downturn in relations between the alliance and Moscow.

In an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, he said that Nato has “tried consistently to build a closer partnership with Russia” following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Vershbow, also a former US Ambassador in Moscow, said: “Russia changed the whole paradigm in 2014...


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