NATO TRIES TO REASSURE EASTERN MEMBERS WITH NEW 'SPEARHEAD' FORCE

NATO ACCUSES RUSSIA OF SENDING ARMS AND TROOPS TO BACK THE REBELS IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

THE FORCE, NUMBERING SEVERAL THOUSAND, COULD BE DEPLOYED WITHIN DAYS, NATO CHIEF ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN SAID.

Previously part of the Soviet Union, the Baltic states fear a resurgent Russia could use the pretext of protecting Russian speakers to intervene.
In a further demonstration of resolve, the alliance, founded in 1949 to counter the threat from the Soviet Union, adopted a Readiness Action Plan.
The force, numbering several thousand, could be deployed within days, Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

A new "spearhead" force which can deployed rapidly is among several measures agreed at Nato's summit to reassure eastern members worried by Russia's actions in Ukraine. The force, numbering several thousand, could be...

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