'..Russia must be deterred.' - '..blurring of the line between peace, crisis and war..'

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'BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO accused Russia on Thursday of trying to destabilise the West with new nuclear weapons, cyber attacks and covert action, including the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in Britain, that blurred the line between peace and war.


“What happened in Salisbury was the latest in a clear pattern of reckless and unlawful behaviour by the Russian state,” Sedwill said in a statement he read to reporters after the meeting, referring to the English city where Skripal was attacked.


He also accused Moscow of a “blurring of the line between peace, crisis and war”, which he said was “destabilising and dangerous”.

Stoltenberg, who will meet British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday in Brussels, stressed there had been no request from London to activate the Western military alliance’s mutual defence clause, but said Russia must be deterred.'

- Robin Emmott, After nerve agent attack, NATO sees pattern of Russian interference, March 15, 2018


'..the Soviet Union was cut off from Western financial markets and was effectively under permanent sanctions..'

'..offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe..' - '..the Soviet Union was cut off from Western financial markets..'

US & EU versus Russia - '..hybrid warfare..' - '..to exit “the unified energy system of Russia” by 2020.'

'..Europe .. to turn to alternative energy sources for its survival..'