UK Defense Chief Says Russia Poses Threat to Baltics

February 19, 2015 3:27 PM

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Britain's defense minister has said Russia poses a "real and present danger" to European security and could try to destabilize the Baltic states, former Soviet republics that are now part of NATO.

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said tensions between Moscow and NATO were "warming up," and NATO must be prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin to threaten Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

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