The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg said that he does not see a military threat from Russia for none of the NATO countries.
"We see great unpredictability, uncertainty, growing anxiety. However, I see no immediate danger from the East for none of the NATO countries, " he said, Stoltenberg news Agency.
Stoltenberg added that relations between Moscow and the Alliance have the opportunity to improve in the future." Our goal is cooperation with Russia. It is in the interests of NATO, and in the interests of Russia, " he said. The Secretary-General also said that the Alliance is ready to defend its members against threats of any type in Accordance with the fifth article of the Washington Treaty on collective security." NATO is ready to defend its members from any danger, he said.- We know that danger can take many forms. For the first time in the history of the fifth article was applied in response to the terrorist attack caused by USA eleven September 2001. This means that the principle " one for all and all for one ", pronounced in the fifth article, which relates to threats of any type. Conduct cyber warfare can cause the same reaction from NATO." Stoltenberg said that the Alliance must be prepared to confront any threat, and this, according to him, NATO is necessary to better understand global processes and strengthen the collection of intelligence. Prior to that, Stoltenberg said that the increased NATO presence in Eastern Europe due to "Russian aggression" in Ukraine. While NATO Secretary General said that the Alliance supports punishment against capital of Russia, but remains open to the exchange of political opinions. At the same time Deputy Minister of defense of Russia Anatoly Antonov said that in connection with 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.