Don't underestimate NATO, German minister says on Baltic visit

April 14, 2015 12:05 PM

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Don't underestimate NATO, German minister says on Baltic visit

TALLINN (Reuters) - Germany's defense minister said on Tuesday that nobody should underestimate NATO's rapid response capacity, which has been ratcheted up in response to worries about Russia's military ambitions after its actions in Ukraine.

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen said in Russia's neighbor Estonia, whose president fears the Baltic state could be overrun in hours, that the Western military alliance has demonstrated its determination to defend its eastern flank in recent months.

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