NATO has ceased to consider Russia as threat

NATO has ceased to consider Russia as threat

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg believes that Russia does not threaten any of the NATO countries. He stated this in an interview with Foreign Policy.

However, he added that if the situation will repeat, like the Crimean and Ukrainian, on the part of the answer.

Stoltenberg explained that at the moment NATO has carried out the biggest reinforcement of collective defense since the cold war. He noted that this reaction was followed by “aggressive actions of Russia”.

The NATO Secretary General on 19 February said that Russia is violating the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range and therefore provokes a new nuclear arms race.

According to Stoltenberg, the modernization of nuclear weapons in Russia could trigger other European countries to expand nuclear program.

The week before the US President Donald trump said that the U.S. nuclear Arsenal will always be the biggest in the world.

USA 3 February published an updated nuclear doctrine, which stated that Russia could threaten to launch a nuclear first strike on the enemy.

The INF Treaty (intermediate-range) does not allow parties to have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with range from 500 up to 5,5 thousand kilometers. The document was signed in 1987. Russia and the United States regularly accuse each other of violating its terms.