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Today's NATO, hollowed out by years of European military cuts and deployed mostly to help fight far-off battles in places like Afghanistan and Libya, is no longer as prepared to counter a newly assertive Kremlin, its own leaders acknowledge.

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[W]e have not seen the kind of major de-escalation that we're looking for, nor have we seen serious Russian efforts to help the OSCE, or to speak out against the separatists since Geneva.

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Russia's annexation of Crimea and ongoing threats against Ukraine are a reminder to the countries of Eastern Europe, particularly those in the Balkans, of NATO's centrality to national – indeed, European – security.

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Finland has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with NATO stating the nation's readiness to receive assistance from foreign forces and to maintain military assets such as ships and aircraft.

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A North Atlantic Treaty Organization spokeswoman blamed a "fly-on-the-wall documentary" as the source of Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was using a Dictaphone while he was Danish prime minister to secretly record a meeting.

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NATO countries have been reluctant to provide support to Ukraine's military, who is not a member of the transatlantic alliance and therefore not entitled to a collective defensive response under NATO's Article Five.

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The principal problem with the argument against NATO enlargement is that it never offers an alternative beyond leaving Europe frozen in time in 1989.

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It's hard to fathom that groups of armed men in masks suddenly sprang forward from the population in eastern Ukraine and systematically began to occupy government facilities. It's hard to fathom because it's simply not true.

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NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of measures to step up the defence of its eastern European allies in response to the Ukraine crisis, the alliance said on Thursday.

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