Hagel calls for increased defence spending over Ukraine

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Credit: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Press Association Images

Nato's European members need to increase their defence spending in light of Russia's action in Ukraine, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said ahead of a speech today.

"We must see renewed financial commitments from all Nato members," Hagel said in excerpts of speech on the Nato alliance to be delivered at the Wilson Center and released by the Defence Department.

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