British foreign secretary: Russia is threat to everyone

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Russia represents a threat to everyone.

Source: Tanjug
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The reason, Hammond explained, is the country's "disregard for international norms."

The British official made these comments in reply to a reporter's question, during a news conference on Wednesday in Tbilisi, Georgia.

According to Reuters, when asked "whether Russia still posed a threat to countries in the region such as Georgia and the Baltic states," he replied:

"Russia ignores the norms of international conduct and breaks the rules of the international system. That represents a challenge and a threat to all of us."

Also on Wednesday, reports cited unnamed U.S. officials as saying that the Pentagon would deploy an armored brigade in Eastern Europe in February 2017.

The Pentagon announced this would take place within “continuous troop rotations of combat teams."

A U.S. European Command press release said that the purpose is to "demonstrate our strong and balanced approach to reassuring our NATO allies and partners in the wake of an aggressive Russia in Eastern Europe and elsewhere."

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