30 Sep '15, 9pm

NATO Commander Discusses Ukraine, Syria, Russian Engagement

NATO Commander Discusses Ukraine, Syria, Russian Engagement

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2015 — The situations in Ukraine and Syria and the need for the United States and European nations to engage with top officials in Russia highlighted remarks here Sept. 28 by NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who also serves as commander of U.S. European Command, spoke at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a group whose aim is to strengthen trans-Atlantic cooperation on regional, national and global challenges and opportunities. Moderator Helene Cooper of the New York Times spoke with him about the next NATO summit, scheduled to be held in July in Warsaw, Poland, and the two discussed Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and in the fight in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. NATO Summit At the last NATO summit in Wales in September 2014, Breedlove said, the alliance’s 28 nat...

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