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Nato’s Secretary General: “The cuts must stop”

The former Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, on military spending, the threat from Russia, and why Afghanistan has strengthened the alliance

By Bronwen Maddox  

Nato is stepping up its presence in Eastern Europe

“We will not hesitate to take further steps” to protect Baltic and other eastern European states, the Secretary General of Nato told Prospect as unrest in eastern Ukraine continues to build. “We have from now until September”—the next Nato summit, to be held near Newport, Wales—to agree new measures, on which work had already begun, he added.

Calling again on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine’s borders, and to stop supporting armed separatists in eastern Ukraine, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said…

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