Oana, Longisquama: Francois Lenoir / Reuters
NATO’s actions in Europe fully comply with the international obligations of the organization. On Wednesday, August 22, said the representative of the Alliance Oana Lungescu, commenting on the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia is forced to respond to the advancing infrastructure unit to its borders, reports Reuters.
The organization noted that the forces bloc in Eastern Europe does not threaten Russia.
“The actions of NATO defense and proportional,” said Lungescu.
She added that in Eastern Europe there are 4 thousand soldiers of the unit who are there to “prevent any aggression”. “These parts can’t compare with the units deployed by Russia,” she said.
Earlier on 22 Aug Vladimir Putin at press conference following talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto has said that Moscow was forced to respond to the promotion of the infrastructure of the Alliance towards the Russian border. “Right now planned a very large NATO exercise right here in our immediate vicinity, including in the area of the Baltic sea”, — said the head of state.
Putin added that Russia should respond to the fact that around its borders there are elements of the American missile defense system.
Video, photo All from Russia.