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English: A map of the Baltic region, showing t...

A map of the Baltic region, showing the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Bryan Bradley, Bloomberg, Feb. 1, 2013

Russia should share more information with NATO about military exercises the country conducts in the Baltic region, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

“We don’t have detailed information about upcoming Russian military exercises,” Rasmussen told reporters today in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, when asked about the West 2013 exercise that Russia and Belarus plan in September. “It’s of utmost importance to demonstrate openness and full transparency when it comes to military exercises.” … (more)