The Sunday Times: NATO may put troops in old Soviet bloc

The Sunday Times: NATO may put troops in old Soviet bloc
# 27 May 2014 12:18 (UTC +04:00)

Defense ministers of NATO’s 28 members, including Britain will discuss the plans at a meeting in Brussels next week to prepare a blueprint for the leaders’ summit in September, when a final decision is expected to be made, The Sunday Times reports.

In 1997, the NATO and Russia signed a cooperation agreement which prohibited western countries to deploy troops in east of the Elba River.

The NATO sources say this agreement no longer remains in force after Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

The Sunday Times says information regarding plans of the alliance was spread after Russia and Chine signed an agreement past week: “This was regarded as a sign of negligence toward the West”.

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