15 Sep '18, 4pm

NATO Chief: Alliance to Take 'Strong' Approach on Russia

NATO Chief: Alliance to Take 'Strong' Approach on Russia

WASHINGTON - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he has no intention of backing down in the face of a "resurgent" Russia, insisting the Western alliance will hold a firm but fair line with Moscow while continuing to accept former Soviet states. Stoltenberg made the comments Friday, following meetings at the White House with National Security Adviser John Bolton and at the State Department with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "For us there is no contradiction between being firm, strong in our approach to Russia, as we are, and at the same time seeking dialogue," he told an audience at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank in Washington. Tensions between Russia and the West have been rising steadily since Russian forces rolled into Georgia over a decade ago, and reached new heights with Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014. Whil...

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