Russia has called on Ukraine to guarantee that it will not join NATO, saying the organization’s position on the region is making Moscow “nervous.”
NATO has said that Russia’s “annexation” of Crimea is illegal and illegitimate and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.
NATO pilots are training to prepare for encounters with unauthorized Russian jets during Baltic patrols. The drills are part of a collective defense project that has been running for a decade.
Ivan Eland, a defense analyst, joined CCTV America for more about the East-West standoff in Europe.
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