Kerry says NATO territory inviolable - 'We will defend every piece'

by Reuters
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 18:49 GMT

(Corrects to "piece" from "inch")

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday that NATO territory was inviolable and the alliance would defend every piece of it.

"Today Russia seeks to change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe," Kerry said in a speech in Washington.

"We have to make it absolutely clear to the Kremlin that NATO territory is inviolable we will defend every single piece of it." (Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)