NATO poses no threat to the Russian Federation, the Alliance is a defensive Alliance, assured NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a statement released on the last working day of the week interview to the Ukrainian edition.
"NATO poses no threat to the Russian Federation. NATO is a defensive Alliance, and nuclear doctrine of the Commonwealth is fully consistent with the Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. At a conference in Chicago 3 years ago we revised our nuclear policy and decided, because it was expedient, " said the Secretary General.
He believes, indeed, that Russia began to use nuclear weapons as a tool in its " strategy of fear-mongering ".
"The recent use of Russia's nuclear rhetoric and education (Russian troops) are deeply worrying and the fear of conformity of the Treaty on the destruction of intermediate-range and short range. Such actions and rhetoric do not promote transparency and predictability in the context of the security environment, which quickly changed due to the aggressive actions of Russia in Ukraine ", - said Stoltenberg.
before the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that the composition of the nuclear forces of the Russian Federation this year will include more than 40 new Intercontinental ballistic missiles that will be capable of overcoming even the most advanced missile defence system, and in an easterly direction to create a new radar site the-horizon detection of air targets. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has said that Russia's plans for improving nuclear capabilities do not come into conflict its international obligations.