Published on May 4, 2016
NATO’s new supreme commander US General Curtis Scaparrotti says he will strengthen the alliance’s stance against Russia in eastern Europe. At a handover ceremony from his predecessor, Scaparrotti said NATO should consider whether to provide Ukraine’s government troops with weaponry as it battles pro-Russia forces. NATO has already said it will station four battalions in Poland and the Baltics near Russia’s border. In response, Moscow says it’s going to set up three new divisions in the west and south to counter NATO forces close to its border. Moscow argues NATO’s decision to station four battalions in the regions is quote-a very dangerous military build-up.