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Russia and NATO need new rules to cut risk of war, ex-ministers say| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015    

BRUSSELS Russia and NATO must agree common rules to handle unexpected military encounters to reduce the risk of inadvertently triggering a war between Moscow and the West, a group of former foreign and defence ministers said on Wednesday.With both Russia and NATO intensifying military exercises because of the crisis in Ukraine, incidents such as mid-air face-offs between rival military jets are on the increase.Calling for a high-level NATO-Russia meeting, the group of 14 -- including former Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov, ex-German defence minister Volker Ruehe and colleagues from Britai...

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