NATO chief says ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February

Western alliance considering request from Iraq to help "enhance defence capacity"

NATO chief says ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February

 World Bulletin / News Desk

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he was ready to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next month in Munich, with fighting escalating in eastern Ukraine.

In an interview with Reuters in Kosovo, Stoltenberg also said the Western alliance was considering a request from Iraq to help "enhance their defence capacity" and ability to fight the ISIL.

On Ukraine, he described a "substantial increase in Russian heavy equipment" in the east of the country. "We speak about tanks, armed vehicles, artillery, advanced air defence systems," he said.

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