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Monday, February 19, 2018

NATO Secretary General: Russia has become arrogant, but the “cold war” do not want


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO does not want a repeat of the “cold war” with Russia and the arms race. NATO is configured to dialogue with Moscow. The Secretary General noted that such a dialogue will be difficult, as Russia has become more confident.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave an interview to the German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten. In an interview with reporters Stoltenberg said about the reluctance to engage in an arms race with Russia. The NATO Secretary General said that our country has become “more confident”.

“We have to consider the fact that we are dealing with a more assertive Russia. At the same time, we don’t want a repeat of the cold war and the arms race,” – said Stoltenberg, noting that the Alliance are pinning their hopes on a political dialogue with the Russian side, despite the fact that it’s difficult.

NATO, according to Secretary-General are set to increase in the number of bilateral contacts and strengthening ties through military channels.

Stoltenberg stressed that NATO is also becoming stronger and there is some development of the Alliance.

At the end of December Jens Stoltenberg said that the activity of Russian submarines is now at the highest level, at the same time, the NATO fleet has lost combat skills at sea.

Russia has invested heavily in its fleet, especially submarines. The activities of Russian submarines are now at the highest level since the cold war,” he said.

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