Russia saber rattling gets the West talking. Is a deal with NATO next?

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2021
From The Center
foreign policy, Russia, NATO, Ukraine
Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, Kremlin/AP

By building up Russian troops near Ukraine, the Kremlin has been putting pressure on the West to talk about NATO expansion. Now, amid a flurry of diplomacy, Moscow feels like it might be heard.

NATO’s ongoing expansion into Eastern Europe and former Soviet lands has been a bitter issue for Moscow for almost 30 years.

The Kremlin has watched all the former Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact allies and three former Soviet republics join NATO, while the front line between NATO and Russia has moved about 600 miles to the east....

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