NATO and Latvia do not consider the Russian Federation as the enemy, but the events in Ukraine have led to the strengthening of military power, told in the program "No offense" at the chosen leader of Latvia, head of the defense Ministry of the Republic of Raymond Vejonis.
"It (Russia as the enemy) are never considered. But at the same time the actions that Russia has in Ukraine give rise to the country's NATO and Latvia as well as among them strengthened its armed forces. We think more about how to provide security in the area. But It is connected not only with Russia But also with the activity, for example, " Islamic country ", the terrorists, " said Vejonis in conversation program.
according to his vision, frequent rhetoric about the placement in the European Union of American missiles with nuclear warheads is unlikely to be implemented." Any deployment of any weapons required to have substantiation. I think that such decisions will not be accepted. The story is about the fact that NATO needs to have more of their troops in the European Union, " said Vejonis.
The Parliament of Latvia on 3 June chose Vejonis new President of the country. In the position of leader of the country he will take on 7 July.
in early summer the mass media of America said that the U.S. administration is considering placing in the European Union ground missiles host in response to as if made by the Russian side of violation of the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF). According to the Agency, is considered 3 options for a military response: the development of defensive tools, pre-emptive "controlway strike" in violation of the contract by the arms and trim the shock of opportunities ", which implies the potential use of nuclear weapons.
The Ukrainian authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.