Russia is a country of conflict, but does not intend to attack NATO member, said the EU Ambassador in Moscow Vygaudas Usackas. “Russia can be regarded as a conflict country, but, in my opinion, it is not going to attack NATO countries,” reports his words TASS. He added that, perhaps, there are arguments on this subject, but reiterated that the intentions of attack from Russia.
He also called for a sober assessment of the coming Russian-Belarusian military exercises “Zapad-2017”. “The real danger is not the teaching as such, not their plans and attitudes, and circumstances that may arise due to unforeseen events, incidents,” he said. Usackas said that strengthening military capabilities is necessary, but it is also important “to maintain a certain working relationship” with Russia and on the political and the military level. This, according to him, will help to avoid escalation of the conflict “in case of misunderstandings.” “It is normal practice in the field of security and trust used since the time of confrontation between NATO and the Warsaw Pact,” he said. He stated the need for even minimal dialogue with Russia.
“A neighbor may not agree, you can be in different camps, however, it will not replace the other,” — said Ushatskas. NATO has modeled a possible “attack” of Russia on the Baltic States, each time claiming that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will not stand and a few days. Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that Russia to attack anyone is not going, he said, is “funny, silly, and inconceivable”.