German Foreign Minister says NATO manoeuvres in Eastern Europe are counterproductive

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said that extensive Nato manoeuvres launched this month were counterproductive to regional security and could inflame tensions with Russia. He urged the Nato military alliance to replace the exercises with more dialogue and co-operation with Russia. (BBC)

Military personnel from the 28 member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization this month practiced operations in the first large-scale maneuvers in about a decade, raising concerns for renewed tensions with Russia.  (Bloomberg)