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Belgium: NATO agrees on bolstering defenses in the East 02:31

Belgium: NATO agrees on bolstering defenses in the East

Belgium, Brussels
February 10, 2016 at 18:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

"NATO Defense Ministers agreed on an enhanced forward presence in the Eastern part of our alliance" in response to a "more assertive Russia," announced NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.

"We will have as much presence in the East as needed, because we have to make sure that we are always able to defend all allies against any threat" announced Stoltenberg. He then added that the security threat is "not least caused by a more assertive Russia” which "has used military force to change borders in Europe and to intimidate its neighbors."

The General went on to announce that NATO is considering a request to offer "support for coping with the migrant and refugee crisis" adding that NATO seeks to "make a contribution and make a difference.”

Stoltenberg also revealed plans on Wednesday that he will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Munich later this week.

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"NATO Defense Ministers agreed on an enhanced forward presence in the Eastern part of our alliance" in response to a "more assertive Russia," announced NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.

"We will have as much presence in the East as needed, because we have to make sure that we are always able to defend all allies against any threat" announced Stoltenberg. He then added that the security threat is "not least caused by a more assertive Russia” which "has used military force to change borders in Europe and to intimidate its neighbors."

The General went on to announce that NATO is considering a request to offer "support for coping with the migrant and refugee crisis" adding that NATO seeks to "make a contribution and make a difference.”

Stoltenberg also revealed plans on Wednesday that he will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Munich later this week.

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