Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 8:22
Russia's action 'gravest' threat to Europe since Cold War says NATO
NATO's chief said Russia's "aggression" in Ukraine posed the most serious threat to European security since the end of the Cold War and warned Moscow would face international isolation.
Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a speech in Washington that This is a wake-up call," "For the Euro-Atlantic community and for all those committed to a Europe whole, free and at peace."
He said the situation was more serious because of the scale of Russia's action, representing one of the largest troop movements in Europe for "many decades," and because it was occurring "right on NATO's border.