Obama, NATO's Rasmussen discuss enhanced exercises

by Reuters
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 17:17 GMT

BRUSSELS, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed additional steps NATO could take in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea on Wednesday, the alliance's spokeswoman said on Twitter.

These included updated defense plans, enhanced exercises and appropriate deployments, the spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu, said.

Obama met Rasmussen during a visit to Brussels. (Reporting by Justyna Pawlak, Editing by Adrian Croft and Martin Santa)