NATO Steps Up Military Support to Ukraine

NATO asks Russia not to take provocative action in UkraineThe Secretary-General of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) on Wednesday said the alliance was responding to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine by suspending most of its meetings with Russia and reviewing all of its cooperation with Moscow. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said ambassadors for the 28 member states had decided, after a meeting with their Russian counterpart in Brussels, to suspend plans for a joint mission as well as all civilian and military meetings. He added the alliance would continue to meet Russian officials at the political level, but insisted that halting all other cooperation “sends a very clear message” that Russia’s actions had consequences. The Western military alliance decided to step up military support for Ukraine. CCTV’s Sandra Gathmann has more from NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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