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NATO won’t invoke Article 5 on collective defense over UK claims against Russia

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A source says NATO sees no reasons for using Article Five of the collective defense treaty after London’s charges against Moscow in connection with the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergey Skripal TASS reports.

NATO sees no reasons for using Article Five of the collective defense treaty after London’s charges against Moscow in connection with the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergey Skripal, a diplomatic source in the mission of one of NATO countries in Brussels told TASS on Wednesday.

"Using Article Five would be a disproportionate response to such an incident. Getting support from all allies (NATO member-countries - TASS) would be impossible. With a high degree of probability one should expect the NATO Council will hold security consultations under Article Four of the Washington Treaty (on collective defense)," the source said.




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