Review the United States and NATO, disagreements with Russia are long-term, said the Minister of defense Ashton Carter.
in the upcoming week he will visit with visits Germany and Estonia and will take part in a meeting with colleagues from NATO countries, to be held on 24-25 June in Brussels. According to Carter, the meeting will discuss the need to adapt the Commonwealth to the new conditions of security in connection with events in Ukraine and the aggravation of relations with Russia, informs news Agency.
for this reason, drew the attention of the Minister, the United States looks together with his associates to adhere to with respect to Russia "tough but balanced" approach, which will also include steps to strengthen the security of European allies. Answering the question of whether Washington hopes to fix policy of the Russian capital, Carter said that he expects this development, but " can't be sure of that." Anyway, " the United States continues to believe that the Russian Federation may not be under Vladimir Putin, and sometime in the future - again starts to move forward, not back ", said Minister of defense of the United States. Explaining at the request of the correspondent of the recent message of the RF President on strengthening missile and nuclear potential of the country, Carter argued that such rhetoric " there is no need "." I can not explain why he did it, but, from my point of view, this is incorrect behavior, " - said the Minister of defense.