NATO defense chiefs meet on Russia's 'violation of the INF treaty'
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NATO defense ministers gathered at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (February 13) and the apparent death of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was high on the agenda.
Both the U.S. and Russia have signaled that they no longer consider themselves bound by the Cold War-era pact, and the White House has said it plans a formal withdraw within six months.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia was continuing to violate the INF by deploying missiles capable of striking Europe on short notice, and that he would discuss the issue with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Munich Security Conference which starts on Friday (February 15).
In addition, allies were expected to seek reassurances on a number of other policy areas, including on the future of NATO in Syria and Afghanistan.
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