Interview with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

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Jens Stoltenberg, newly-installed Secretary General of the NATO alliance, spoke to LTV's Ilze Nagla Wednesday on the eve of his November 20 visit to the Baltic states.

Stoltenberg told LTV that the NATO Rapid Reaction force, termed Spearhead, is in the process of implementation and that the situation regarding Russia's increased aggressive military posturing is being "closely watched" by the alliance, but that he perceives "no imminent threat" to the Baltic region's security at the moment.

He also indicated NATO's efforts to make "inter-operable" military coordination with non-NATO members Sweden and Finland, which have also been facing provocative Russian armed forces encounters in the Baltic sea and airspace near their borders.

Watch the interview in its entirety here at LSM.eng or read the non-verbatim transcript provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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