Further expansion of NATO infrastructure in Eastern Europe and the U.S. plans to deploy missile defense systems in Romania, Bulgaria or Poland will be perceived by Moscow as the increased risk to its security, said the head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov in interview to the edition.
"If NATO's military infrastructure is a significant intensify in Eastern Europe or the U.S. will begin to place a powerful missile defence system in Romania, Bulgaria or Poland, we claim that the external threat has grown. I tell you this honestly immediately, " he said.
in 2002 the US withdrew from signed with Russia anti-ballistic missile Treaty (he allowed the parties to create only one missile defense systems, limiting the location, size, and power) and headed for the placement in the European Union 3rd position area of global strategic system their (the interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic), able to hit Russian ICBMs.
Moscow felt these plans threat and requires to secure assurances About "not directed" the European missile defense against Russia in a legally binding form, but is rejected. In March 2014, the United States, and in April, NATO stopped the dialogue with Russia on missile defense, citing the Ukrainian crisis.
In accordance with the Treaty of 1949, the main task of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member States by political and military means. NATO guarantees the protection of common values allies - democracy, freedom, identity, rule of law and the peaceful settlement of disputes, and also promotes these values throughout the Euro-Atlantic region.
NATO provides a forum for public consultation of the countries of North America and Europe on security issues of common concern, and for joint actions aimed at their solution. The purpose of the organization is to ensure the collective security of its members in the Euro-Atlantic region, an attack on one member is treated as an attack on the Union in General. Under the NATO Charter, it is open to new members who are likely to develop the principles of the Treaty and to contribute to collective security. About the aims and objectives of NATO in read more