Putin: NATO continues to live in the paradigm of the bloc confrontation

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MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. NATO established during the cold war, and transformed in modern terms and continued to live in the paradigm of the bloc confrontation. This opinion was expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in interview of broadcasting company “Mir”.

He recalled that NATO was created in the conditions of confrontation between the two blocks, but now there is no separation on ideological grounds between States, including in Europe. “But these birthmarks of the cold war, they are in NATO is very noticeable. This organization continues to live within the paradigm of the bloc confrontation,” said Putin.

He noticed that the Alliance remains very ideologiserad, “despite the different statements,” that he should be transformed into modern terms. “We have heard such statements, but still the real transformation we do not see”, – concluded the President of the Russian Federation.