NATO ‘Saber-Rattling’ Maneuvers Unhelpful, Steinmeier Tells Bild

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US Nato soldiers take part in military exercises in Ustka, Poland on June 16.

Photographer: Kay Nietfeld/Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

NATO maneuvers in Poland and the Baltic states risk raising tensions with Russia at a time when more talk and cooperation are necessary to avoid fresh confrontations, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Bild newspaper in an interview.

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