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U.S., NATO do not have contingency plans for Ukraine-commander
February 27, 2014 / 2:50 PM / 4 years ago

U.S., NATO do not have contingency plans for Ukraine-commander

BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Neither the United States nor NATO has drawn up contingency plans for how they would respond if Russia were to intervene militarily in Ukraine’s Crimea, NATO’s top military commander said on Thursday.

U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, who is also the commander of U.S. forces in Europe, said in an interview with Reuters and The Wall Street Journal that NATO had not changed the deployment of any military assets in response to tensions over Ukraine.

Asked if he was concerned about the possibility of a Russian military intervention in Crimea, Breedlove said: “I think everybody might be concerned about that but right now that is not my primary concern.”

“Right now we are not planning contingencies on how to respond here. What we are doing is supporting the peaceful resolution of this business,” Breedlove said.

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