In Rukla, Lithuania, president Dalia Grybauskaite and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited alliance troops taking part in the 'Iron Wolf' exercises. Stoltenberg spoke to DW's Teri Schultz.
The six-month sanctions extension hits Russia's financial, energy and defense industries and comes amid heightened tensions with Ukraine. NATO has also pledged its support for Ukraine.
In an exclusive interview, NATO's secretary general has told DW that NATO needs to adapt in the face of a more assertive Russia. But he has spoken of his wish to improve relations with Moscow.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has told DW that European defense efforts should remain within the alliance. Stoltenberg also criticized Russia over its SSC-8 missile program, saying it breached the INF treaty.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Russian violations of the 1987 nuclear treaty with the US meant it was no longer effective. He was speaking ahead of major Trident Juncture NATO exercises in Norway.
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