NATO allies accuse Russia of sponsoring terrorist attacks in their countries

Russian President Vladimir Putin is orchestrating “terrorist attacks” against NATO countries, according to a pair of allied foreign ministers, citing a spate of arson incidents and other violence.

“It’s quite clear[ly] a terrorist attack sponsored by a hostile neighboring country against one of the NATO, NATO countries,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said Wednesday on the sidelines of the NATO leaders summit in Washington, D.C. “The problem is, at this stage, that when you’re saying this, you immediately have to say what you’re going to do about it. … I’d like to remind that the only time that Article 5 was invoked was because of a terrorist attack.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Cabinet meeting via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (Vyacheslav Prokofyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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