NATO allies agree regional plans for defense against Russian attack

NATO allies on Monday reached an agreement on regional plans detailing how the alliance would respond to a Russian attack, overcoming a Turkish blockage, three diplomats told Reuters.

The revival of the plans signifies a major shift as it is the first time NATO has drawn up such plans since the end of the Cold War three decades ago.

Turkey has been blocking approval of the plans over the wording on geographical locations such as Cyprus.