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Ukraine crisis As Obama heads to Europe, Russia spars with Nato

Sep 03, 2014    

Moscow Russia declared Nato a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine.Moscow's surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came ahead of a Nato summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby US President Barack Obama for military backing.Obama will deliver a message of firm Nato support for its newest members from the former Soviet empire on Wednesday when he visits the tiny Baltic sta...

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