NATO Chief Suspects Ulterior Motives In Russian 'Snap Exercises'

By Sebastian Sprenger / May 27, 2015 at 2:19 PM
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday criticized Russia for conducting unannounced military exercises, contending that such a "snap" drill led to the annexation of Crimea last year. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, the Norwegian said Moscow's recent, sudden shows of force have put the alliance on edge because the events contravene an expectation of "transparency and predictability" between Russia and NATO. In addition, Stoltenberg accused Moscow of pursuing hidden, territorial objectives with its...

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