Nato 'vulnerable' to Russian threat, MPs warn

Russia's destabilisation of Ukraine has exposed "serious deficiencies" in Nato's preparedness to deal with a military threat from its former Cold War adversary, a parliamentary report has warned.

While the risk of a conventional military assault by Russia on a Nato member state remains "low", the danger of an unconventional attack using the kind of "ambiguous warfare" tactics deployed by President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine is "more substantial", the House of Commons Defence Committee said.

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Nato summit 'perfect place' for UK to urge Russia action

The Nato summit in Wales this September is "the perfect place" for the UK to urge allied forces to step up their response to military aggression from Russia, a member of the defence committee said.

Labour's Gisela Stuart admitted "state on state action was unlikely" but urged Nato to be ready to respond to threats like cyber attacks, "which may be coming from countries like Russia."

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