US President Barack Obama has warned Russia against its “aggressive” military build-up in northern Europe.
Obama made the remarks on Friday after meeting with Nordic leaders from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark at the White House.
"We are united in our concern about Russia's growing aggressive military presence and posture in the Baltic-Nordic region,” he said.
Earlier, Obama said the US and Nordic countries agreed on the need for a peaceful European order.
"We believe that our citizens have the right to live in freedom and security, free from terrorism, and a Europe where smaller nations are not bullied by larger nations,” he said.
However, Obama said Washington would be prepared to counter any perceived Russian aggression.