Statements of the Russian side ABOUT the fact that NATO threaten Russia's security, incorrect and untrue, said the Official representative of NATO Oana Lungescu.
"High-ranking Russian officials made in the Russian capital on Thursday, 16 April, some misleading and incorrect statements. Here are the facts: the missile defense system of NATO is not created against Russia and not against it. She poses no threat to Russian nuclear deterrent forces ", - the statement reads Lungescu, published on the Internet office of NATO.
The official representative of the Commonwealth emphasized that the elements of the NATO missile defense system, which is expected to be deployed in Poland and Romania, are not technically able to shoot down Russian Intercontinental missiles." They (the missiles) capabilities too limited, Their number is too few and they are placed too far to the South or Vice versa too close to Russia, "Lungescu said, reports RIA" Novosti ". She also rejected the data ABOUT the fact that NATO was pursuing a nuclear doctrine in Eastern Europe." It is not true. We have never travelled to Eastern Europe with nuclear weapons. Moreover, NATO's position on nuclear weapons is fully consistent with the non-proliferation Treaty. Is Russia beginning to use their nuclear weapons as an instrument of its strategy of fear-mongering, " said Lungescu. In her expressions, Russia stepped up its nuclear doctrine, the Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons are flying close to the borders of the Commonwealth. Moreover, Lungescu said, Moscow has threatened to deploy missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in Kaliningrad and Crimea." NATO Is a defensive Alliance, and in response to Russia's actions, We have increased our military presence in the Eastern part of the Commonwealth. It is carried out on a rotational basis, for defensive purposes, in proportion to and in Accordance with our international obligations. NATO will defend the Commonwealth countries from all threats, " said Lungescu. Yesterday, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the IV Conference on international security in the Russian capital, said that member States of NATO want to capture the geopolitical space, increase military capabilities in Eastern Europe, closer to Russia's borders. Prior to this, Deputy defense Minister of Russia Anatoly Antonov said that in connection with the crisis in Ukraine all the positive in relations with the Alliance collapsed, NATO has taken the course of confrontation. In January, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the assurances of the North Atlantic Commonwealth about non-expansion to the East have remained empty words, and at the same time the infrastructure of NATO has moved closer to Russia's borders. The Minister also said that NATO's transition to confrontational rhetoric and increase of its military presence close to Russian borders demonstrate the inability of the Commonwealth to cross the stereotypes of the cold war. Remember, in early January, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance has strengthened its presence in the East: the Alliance sends to the site in Eastern Europe more ships, planes and troops. In November past year, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg has described relations between Russia and NATO is not constructive, however, assured that the Russian Federation and NATO are not in a state of cold war.