NATO And Latvia do not position the Russian Federation as the enemy, But must strengthen the armed forces because of the events in Ukraine, said the elected head 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" terrorists ", - quotes RIA "news" words Vejonis in interview to television channel LTV7.
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. Recall, the Parliament of Latvia at the extraordinary meeting on Wednesday was elected President of the country of the candidate from the party "Union of greens And farmers" defense Minister Raymond Vejonis. In the fifth round of the first round voted for by 55 deputies of the Parliament of the country." Latvia, like other European countries, is interested in good relations with Russia. But, like any other, this relationship is bidirectional, so in a sense, everything depends on Russia, which policy in the future she will choose whether to observe the Minsk agreement No. 2. And if all This is done, then I think all of Europe will return to normal relations with Russia ", - said the new head of Latvia.