US, Nordic countries concerned about Russian military in Baltic

The US and five Nordic countries expressed concern over Russia's military build-up in the Baltic Sea and stressed their commitment to European security, according to a joint statement.

"We call on Russia to ensure that its military maneuvers and exercises are in full compliance with its international obligations and commitments to security and stability," the US, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland say.

They call for dialogue with Russia to "enhance transparency and reduce risk."

Three of the Nordic nations - Denmark, Iceland and Norway - are members of NATO and the leaders call for closer cooperation between the military alliance and the European Union to be a priority at a NATO Summit in Warsaw in July.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25
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