Russia will respond to increased NATO activity near border

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Russia will retaliate against increased NATO activity near its border, its top general said on Friday, in the latest sign of tensions with the western alliance over Ukraine.Since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea region in March, NATO has moved to reassure its nervous eastern European allies by stepping up military exercises in the region and temporarily deploying additional ships and planes.”NATO’s military groupings in the Baltic states, Poland and Romania are being built up, as well as the military presence of the bloc in the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea,” General Valery Gerasimov, the chief of general staff of the Russian armed forces, told a defense conference in Moscow.

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