Russian aggression: RFE/RL: NATO, Russia hold talks July 13 to discuss recent buildup of forces

11:58 Jul. 13, 2016

RFE/RL: NATO, Russia hold talks July 13 to discuss recent buildup of forces

State leaders watch a fly-past by NATO air forces planes during the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 8, 2016 (AP Photo)

It is the second meeting between Alliance and Russia since 2014, when the Ukraine crisis soured relations.

NATO and Russia on July 13 hold their first talks since the alliance agreed at a summit in Warsaw to beef up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears raised by Moscow's aggression in Ukraine.

The meeting between ambassadors from the 28-nation alliance and Russia is just the second since 2014, when the Ukraine crisis soured relations.

NATO said it would brief Moscow on last week's decision to send four battalions totalling around 4,000 soldiers to Poland and the Baltic states, which have been nervous since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Read also US to deploy a tank brigade of 4,000 troops to Europe in early February

Moscow said it would discuss the risks of the U.S. missile shield that NATO declared operational at the summit, as well as improving airspace safety over the Baltic. Full story 

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