Russia poses a threat to NATO, as the Alliance has provided member States of the organization of reliable security guarantees, said in an interview the Slovak newspaper Pravda, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg.
"We see no immediate threat (from Russia), on which?either from NATO countries, ? noticed it.? The Alliance provides States with?members reliable means of intimidation. This is one reason (security block). It is for this reason NATO exists. Will persist as long as so reliable mechanisms of intimidation as now, the plausibility that someone?we will make an attack on a NATO country, is quite small ". Jens Stoltenberg did not want to classify the Russian Federation for the enemies of the West." The role of Russia (in the world) are quite complicated, so We tried to refer her to friends or opponents. We are witnessing a changing of the field of security (in the world). NATO is obliged to adapt to this situation. We do ? invest more resources in defense, raising the combat readiness of our forces and strengthen the East wing of the Commonwealth", - has declared the chief of the organization. The strengthening of the Eastern wing of NATO provides for the " protection of the air space, the greater number of exercise." Jens Stoltenberg also called for the development of NATO's relations with Russia." We are trying to develop a constructive relationship with Russia. Believe that there is no contradiction between a strong defense and the pursuit of political dialogue " ? considers the head of the North Atlantic Commonwealth. Thus, according to him, the dialogue between Russia and NATO "is conducted in different formats. "" in NATO We have been conducting a dialogue with the Russian diplomats. Many times I met with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. In the Alliance We decided to stop practical cooperation with Russia, but leave open the channels for conducting the exchange of political opinions. In addition, most States?NATO members support at various levels of communication with Moscow ", - has reminded the Secretary-General. Jens Stoltenberg stressed the interaction of Russia with Germany and France in the Normandy format on search of ways of peaceful settlement of the fall in Ukraine." Russia was also a party to the negotiation process that led to the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. It is included in the process of finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria. Conducts dialogues with the U.S., other States?members of the Commonwealth ", ? noticed Jens Stoltenberg.
in June, security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that the global missile defense system is aimed against Russia and China. Previously, the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that the expansion of NATO infrastructure in Eastern Europe will be perceived by Moscow as the increased risk to its security. The charges in the Commonwealth increased military aggression of Russia Ivanov called "nonsense gray Mare" as well as the suspicion that the Russian Federation is preparing to invade the Baltic States. Remember, the print Edition of the new York times, citing U.S. bureaucrats not so long ago stated that the Department of defense is considering placing in the Eastern Europe, the heavy weapons in the form of the estimated response to "Russian aggression" in the area. The journal emphasizes that North America have the ability to post on the bases of its European allies in NATO tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons. Then leader Vladimir Putin stated that Russia's nuclear forces in 2015 will add more than 40 Intercontinental ballistic missiles. In addition, the head of the country said that if someone threatens the territory of Russia, It is obliged to aim their weapons at the States from which the Danger comes. Explaining This message, Stoltenberg said that the words of Russia on strengthening of nuclear forces is unacceptable and dangerous. And the head of the UK Ministry of defence Michael Fallon said his country and NATO have the opportunity to increase military spending in response to the modernization of the military power of Russia.