AP Interview: NATO chief plays balancing act with Russia

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, center, listen as American President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia — even as the Western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow’s increasing military assertiveness.