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NATO and Russia failed to agree on military restraint at the time of the pandemic coronavirus. About this informed the newspaper “Kommersant”.
According to the newspaper, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has sent a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in which he proposed to put on pause a military operation. But there responded that the activity of NATO is defensive in nature, and the gain associated with the Russian threat.
Instead of breaking military activities Stoltenberg invited Lavrov to update the Vienna document on confidence-building measures and security of 2011. Moscow refused, saying that her activity is defensive in nature.
Earlier, the German press reported that NATO troops continued to conduct exercises near Russia’s borders despite the pandemic coronavirus, thereby provoking Moscow to take retaliatory action. Russia is already the second month of unilaterally observing a moratorium on military exercises, the press stressed. NATO may 15, held in Latvia operation Open Spirit, and in June is going to organize the teaching of Allied Spirit.
May 16, first Deputy assistant Secretary of state for European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs Michael Murphy said that Russia allegedly increasing military presence in the Arctic, threatens the line anti-submarine defence of NATO in the North Atlantic. He noted the deployment of s-400 on the Kola Peninsula. According to Murphy, it is beyond the scope of the territorial defence.
On the same day, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette of Mosbacher said that Warsaw would host us nuclear weapons on its territory if German government decides to reduce its Arsenal. “If Germany wants to reduce nuclear weapons and to weaken NATO, it is possible that Poland, which is paying their fair share, understands the risks and is situated on the Eastern flank of NATO, could place these weapons here,” the diplomat said. However, according to Lavrov, it is unlikely that Washington implements plans to deploy nuclear missiles in Poland.
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