NATO chief wary of Russian troop build-up in Belarus
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern on Thursday that Russia is continuing its military buildup around Ukraine and has now deployed more troops and military equipment in Belarus than at any time in the past 30 years.
Higher-level diplomacy was expected in Moscow and Kyiv amid deep uncertainty about Russia’s intentions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky receives Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks in the Ukrainian capital. Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his Argentinian counterpart Alberto Fernandez in Moscow.