The first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security of the Russian Federation Senator Franz Klintsevich described NATO’s actions in Eastern Europe as the preparation of a bridgehead for “global strike”, the purpose of which is Russia. The Klintsevich said that he was aware of such plans of the military Alliance, writes RBC with reference to “Interfax”.
In support, he cited data on the restoration of NATO and old Soviet bases in Poland, Romania and the Baltic States. According to him, the number of troops in the region has increased in 19 times. All this, from his point of view, indicates intent to put the equipment “to implement big plans.”
However, especially to worry about the increased activity of NATO Russia is not necessary, says the Klintsevich. He noted that in response Russia will retarget weapons of war and to move military forces given the actions of the Alliance.
“And, of course, first of all, it threatens those countries, where the missile defense system. We do not hide”, – said the Senator.
As wrote the Western media, the NATO leadership this year approved a new military doctrine in Europe, recognizing Russia as one of the major threats. In this regard, the Alliance for the first time in 10 years will increase defense spending to its European allies. It was also reported about the plans of NATO to send in the Baltic States for about 4 thousand soldiers. The Alliance repeatedly stressed that these actions are defensive in nature, and deny interest in continuing the cold war and arms race with Russia.
Earlier it became known that the first retaliatory steps, the defense Ministry of Russia will strengthen forces in the Western direction and the Western military district the new and upgraded equipment.
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