: :inin Kyiv (EET)

NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia


NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region.

While Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko voiced “careful optimism” about the talks, Western leaders remain skeptical.

Obama and Cameron have also been pressing their NATO counterparts to follow through on commitments to spend 2 percent of their nations’ gross domestic product on defense.

On the sidelines of the summit, Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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