NATO shakes up Russia strategy over Ukraine crisis




 
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September 4th, 2014  
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Topic: NATO shakes up Russia strategy over Ukraine crisis


By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - NATO leaders were set to buttress support for Kiev and bolster their eastern defenses at a summit starting on Thursday, spurred by the Ukraine crisis to enact the most radical shift in allied strategy towards Russia since the end of the Cold War. President Barack Obama and his 27 allies meeting at a golf resort in Wales will also discuss how to tackle the Islamic State straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, which has emerged as a new threat on the alliance's southern flank, and how to stabilize Afghanistan when NATO forces leave at year's end. British Prime Minister David Cameron, the summit's host, said pressure on Moscow would mount if it did not curtail military action in Ukraine which he branded unacceptable. "What Russia needs to understand is if they continue with this approach in Ukraine, this pressure will be ramped up," he told BBC television, adding that U.S.




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