From RIA Novosti: Though seeking to find new ways of working with Russia, the United States will not accept Moscow’s policies in the Baltic region, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy said at a news conference in Tallinn on Friday.

"We’ve made it very clear that even as we seek to find new ways of working with Russia we also are very clear that we don’t accept certain of their policies, the assertion of their sphere of influence, particularly in this [Baltic] region," Flournoy said.

However, she acknowledged that NATO and Russia could be very productive.

"We believe NATO and Russia can be very productive, with a working relationship going forward, and it’s really up to Moscow in many ways to sort of pace the relationship. I think NATO is very willing to explore areas of cooperation going forward," Flournoy said. (photo: AFP)