NATO Commander: Russia Threat to US, Its Allies and Partners

E5E6C40A-4FF9-4B49-952E-FDEA7D98420E_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy1_cw0{VOA NEWS} – NATO’s military commander has told the U.S. lawmakers that Russia poses a long-term threat to the United States and to its European allies and partners.

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said that Russia is eager to exert unquestioned influence over neighboring countries.

“Russia has used military force to violate the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, Georgia and others like Moldova. In Ukraine specifically, Russia continues to use all elements of national power to hinder Kyiv,” he said.

Breedlove said Tuesday that NATO has recently observed an increase in violence along the line of contact in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region and a number of diplomatic, economic and propaganda efforts on Moscow’s part to keep Ukraine from moving closer to the West. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

 

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.