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NATO allies look to allay members’ fears over Russia

BRUSSELS — NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John F. Kerry proclaiming the US commitment to their security is ‘‘unwavering.’’

The ministers from NATO’s 28 member nations also ordered suspension of all ‘‘practical civilian and military cooperation’’ with Vladimir Putin’s Russia, though they made sure a line of communication with the Kremlin remains open at the ambassadorial level.

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