Russia steps up its anti-NATO campaign

  • 1998-12-17
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - The anti-NATO faction of the Russian Duma may be pulling out the big guns in order to keep the Baltic states out of the Western military alliance. The Russian Duma began discussing a non-binding resolution that would link ratification of the START-2 treaty limiting nuclear weapons to an agreement by Western military leaders that they would not extend NATO to the former Soviet Union. The Baltic countries were specifically mentioned as being off-limits. Russian MP Konstantin Karavainyi told the BNS agency Dec. 11 that passing the START-2 treaty was unacceptable as long as NATO was s...
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