Moscow itself will decide how the strengthening of the Eastern flank of NATO has an impact on the security of Russia, said in an interview Last news Russia's Envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko.
"We some time ago And did not wait for the response to our proposals for mutual development And fixing a specific selection characteristics of the concept of" substantial combat forces ". In these conditions We will decide how important are measures to strengthen the Eastern flank of NATO in relation to the security of our country. And without any doubts, the development in Poland And Romania missile bases PRO is a factor that significantly affect military security, And obviously not serve the purpose of creating a stable, peaceful And undivided Europe, " he said.
Grushko said that for the Russian Federation Russia Founding act, NATO remains one of the cornerstones of the agreements, which grew out of the understanding that security can be strengthened only by working together ". The Russian Ambassador said that the document set out the key principles of our relations with NATO, the most important principle of the indivisibility of security in the Euro-Atlantic area ".
"it contains important provisions ABOUT the fact that the Alliance will not provide for their collective defense by additional permanent placement of major combat forces, about the absence of his intentions And plans for the deployment of nuclear weapons within the new members, ABOUT the fact that neither Russia nor NATO consider one another as opponents don't want to harm the security of one another," he said.
before in connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures that the Alliance explains the necessity of ensuring the security of the allies. Were strengthened mission air patrol in the Baltic countries, the aircraft with radar equipment make regular flights over the territory of Poland And Romania, there is an additional NATO ships in the Baltic And Mediterranean seas.
in addition, the Alliance said about the increase in the constant presence of staff, program expansion exercises, strengthening early warning systems And strengthening the capacity of the response force. Russia in connection with the events in Ukraine have announced an unprecedented increase in military activity of NATO in the European Union.