NATO to Condemn Russia at Planned Meeting

Officials Still Complaining About Ukraine at First Meeting in Two Years

Russia and NATO haven’t had any joint meetings in nearly two years, but got together today, with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saying it is important to keep the line of communications open. In practice, it was just an excuse for the US et al. to condemn Russia.

US officials are complaining about incidents in the Baltic Sea, claiming “Russian aggression” there, and in Ukraine, even though the Ukraine “war” they’ve been condemning Russia over has been in a state of ceasefire for well over a year.

Russia’s not to happy with those Baltic issues either, insisting the US was deliberately trying to intimidate Russia by parking destroyers off the coast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, and flying spy planes around on the outskirts of Russian airspace.

The US is using that claims of “Russian aggression,” not backed by any practical things Russia’s done, to justify ever-growing military buildups around Eastern Europe, pre-positioning warships, planes, commandos, and armored vehicles around the area for a future war.

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