Increased activity of NATO along Russia’s borders creates a new reality. This was stated by RIA Novosti Russia’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko.
“We know from the history of the cold war that such a mixture of military planning and policy, it, in General, leads to a spiral of arms race to spiral confrontational, which would leave the very difficult”, — quotes Agency of his word.
The diplomat also noted the continuing “the approach of NATO military infrastructure”. “Work is underway to improve the airfield network, ports, is working on certification of the supply routes, the elimination of various bureaucratic barriers that prevent free movement of forces,” — said the permanent representative.
According to Grushko, on the Eastern flank has seen the deployment of four battalions, “it’s an American programme of calming of allies, so-called, within which a rotation of an American armoured brigade”.
“It is the creation of two headquarters in Bucharest and Szczecin. It is the creation of eight of the coordinating cells. This increased air presence, the presence of the air force in the Baltic States. Was one base, now three, sometimes even four. This is a gain, and a permanent naval presence of NATO in the Baltic, the Black sea,” he concluded, noting that all this must be considered both politically and from a military point of view.