World leaders, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, arrive in Newport to begin summit as NATO shakes up its Russia strategy over the Ukraine crisis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATO leaders arrived in Wales on Thursday (September 4) for a summit where they were set to buttress support for Kiev and bolster their eastern defences, spurred by the Ukraine crisis to enact the most radical shift in allied strategy towards Russia since the end of the Cold War. U.S. Secretary John Kerry and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are among world leaders attending the summit. U.S. President Barack Obama and his 27 allies are set to meet at the golf resort in Wales and will also discuss how to tackle the Islamic State straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, which has emerged as a new threat on the alliance's southern flank, and how to stabilise Afghanistan when NATO forces leave at year's end. British Prime Minister David Cameron, the summit's host, arrived with Obama after saying that pressure on Moscow would mount if it did not curtail military action in Ukraine which he branded unacceptable. Earlier in the day, NATO's top official, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, accused Moscow outright of attacking Ukraine.