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Canada mum on contribution as NATO beefs up presence in eastern Europe

OTTAWA - NATO has laid out plans to beef up its presence in eastern Europe, and Canada is noticeably absent from the list of countries that have acknowledged they'll send military forces. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the alliance's secretary general, said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces to former East Bloc countries in response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine.

NATO sees no change in Russian force near Ukraine border

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO sees no significant change in the size or positioning of Russian forces close to the Ukrainian border, the alliance's top military commander said on Wednesday. "The force posture of the Russian forces along the Ukrainian border has not significantly changed since the last time I've spoken to the press," U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told reporters.

NATO agrees steps to bolster security of eastern allies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Military alliance NATO said on Wednesday it had decided on a series of immediate steps to reinforce its forces in eastern Europe because of the Ukraine crisis. "You will see deployments at sea, in the air, on land to take place immediately, that means within days," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a news conference after the decisions were taken by NATO ambassadors.

NATO chief accuses Russia of deep involvement in east Ukraine

By Adrian Croft LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Russia is deeply involved in the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists have seized control of a number of government buildings, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday. The remarks from the head of the western military alliance underline rising tensions with Moscow, which says it is not involved in the armed pro-Russian protests in eastern Ukraine.

In Ukraine, NATO sticks to a war of words against Russia

By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) - From the moment Russia first moved on Ukraine and seized Crimea, NATO has not lost an opportunity to admonish Moscow for its actions, warning that peace in Europe is under threat and the sovereignty of a friend being violated. Yet between NATO's tough rhetoric and its ability and willingness to act, there is now a substantial gap, one that Russia is exploiting.

NATO chief accuses Russia of deep involvement in east Ukraine

By Adrian Croft LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Russia is deeply involved in the crisis in eastern Ukraine where pro-Moscow separatists have seized control of a number of government buildings, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday. The frank remarks from the head of the western military alliance underline rising tensions with Moscow, which says it is not involved in the armed pro-Russian protests in eastern Ukraine.

NATO head urges Russia to pull back troops from Ukraine border

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia Tuesday to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine and withdraw troops massed on the border with its Soviet-era satellite. "I am deeply concerned by the latest developments in Ukraine," Rasmussen said, citing the seizure of government buildings in the east of the country by pro-Moscow militias. "I call on Russia to de-escalate the crisis, to pull back its troops ... to stop destabilising the situation and make clear it does not support the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists."

Attack on NATO trucks in Pakistan kills driver

Gunmen in restive northwest Pakistan on Monday attacked container trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing a driver, officials said. The violence took place around 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Peshawar, the main city of the northwest, according to security officials. Ali Sher, a local administration official, confirmed the incident. "Three trucks were attacked at three different locations in Jamrud tehsil (district) of Khyber agency killing one driver and setting his truck ablaze" he told AFP.

Shades of the Cold War at NATO HQ

The Ukraine crisis is turning the clock back 30 years for NATO and Russia with the return to propaganda methods and suspicions last seen during the Cold War. "NATO and Moscow have suddenly remembered they used to be the world's best worst enemies," said a Brussels-based officer at NATO's headquarters, speaking on condition of anonymity. "And our older colleagues are using the same reflexes they abandoned years ago," he added.

NATO satellite photos show Russian military buildup near Ukraine

By Adrian Croft MONS, Belgium (Reuters) - NATO presented satellite photographs on Thursday it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action. "This is a force that is very capable, at high readiness, and, as we have illustrated through the imagery, is close to routes and lines of communication," British Brigadier Gary Deakin said at a briefing at NATO military headquarters at Mons in southern Belgium.
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