NATO leaders build united front against Russia on Ukraine

A Ukrainian soldier embraces his girlfriend during a welcoming ceremony in the western city of Lviv on September 3, 2014NATO leaders will aim Thursday to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, after France suspended delivery of a warship to Moscow despite a surprise peace plan put forward by the Kremlin. Ukraine and the new threats posed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, Syria and beyond will dominate the two-day summit in Newport in Britain, along with a troubled withdrawal from Afghanistan. NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that Russian intervention in Ukraine is the most serious security threat since the Cold War, one which the 28 member states ignore at their peril. US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to stand together in support of Ukraine against Russia in a joint statement in The Times newspaper on Thursday.

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