NATO Meets in Brussels for the Crimea Crisis

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On the first day of NATO meetings in Brussels, foreign ministers have decided to take further steps to isolate Russia over the Crimea crisis. The 28-member alliance will suspend civilian and military dealings with Russia, leaving only high-level diplomatic communication avenues open. CCTV’s Sandra Gathmann reports.


Foreign Ministers Decide to Isolate Russia

Foreign Ministers Decide to Isolate Russia

On the first day of NATO meetings in Brussels, foreign ministers have decided to take further steps to isolate Russia over the Crimea crisis. The 28-member alliance will suspend civilian and military dealings with Russia, leaving only high-level diplomatic communication avenues open. CCTV's Sandra Gathmann reports.
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NATO officials say that there is no evidence of Russia withdrawing tens of thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border, despite claims from Moscow that it would be pulling back troops. Joining us is Kurt Volker, who is the Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. He’s also a Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.

Why is NATO Suspending Cooperation with Russia?

Why is NATO Suspending Cooperation with Russia?

NATO officials say that there is no evidence of Russia withdrawing tens of thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border, despite claims from Moscow that it would be pulling back troops. Joining us is Kurt Volker, who is the Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. He's also a Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
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