NATO: we do not threaten anyone, we defend

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The actions of the North Atlantic alliance are proportional defensive in nature and do not pose a threat to either Russia or other countries, reports RIA News Statement by NATO Representative Oana Lungescu.



On the eve, Vladimir Putin noted that Russia is not pushing its troops to the borders of NATO countries, and the member states of the alliance, on the contrary, are increasing the number of personnel and military equipment near the Russian borders, conducting more and more exercises.

Forces of the alliance do not threaten Russia or any other country. NATO's actions are fully consistent with its international obligations. They are proportional and defensive in nature.
said lunescu.

According to her, before the “illegal annexation of the Crimea,” the alliance did not even think about deploying forces on its eastern borders.

NATO’s actions are a response "to Russia's continued destabilization of eastern Ukraine" and to building up power "from the Barents Sea to the Mediterranean," Lungescu explained, adding that thousands of troops stationed in Eastern Europe are designed to deter any possible Moscow aggression.

She also noted that the aforementioned alliance forces are no match for the divisions deployed in western Russia.

Moscow has troops in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia against the will of their governments,
NATO spokeswoman said.

Speaking of Georgia, Lunescu was referring to South Ossetia, where Russia sent its troops in August 2008, to protect the inhabitants of the republic from the Georgian military invasion.
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  1. +15
    23 August 2018 11: 27
    Anglo-Saxons are the most peaceful creatures on Earth. If someone turns out to be more peaceful than them, they will erase him into powder and again become the most peaceful. wassat
    1. +8
      23 August 2018 11: 30
      It reminds of the phrase: "we are not bandits, we are noble pirates"
      1. +1
        23 August 2018 12: 49
        A new joke, NATO does not attack anyone; it defends itself, breaking apart more and more states.
        1. +1
          23 August 2018 13: 10
          Quote: Going
          A new joke, NATO does not attack anyone; it defends itself, breaking apart more and more states.

          Yeah, Yugoslavia is somehow remembered right away.
          1. -1
            23 August 2018 14: 43
            NATO also has its troops in countries against their will .. Serbia for example ..
    2. +6
      23 August 2018 11: 32
      Before the “illegal annexation of Crimea,” the alliance did not even think about deploying forces on its eastern borders.
      OH-LEE? In floods, "dove of peace"!
      1. +5
        23 August 2018 11: 42
        Quote: x.andvlad
        Before the “illegal annexation of Crimea,” the alliance did not even think about deploying forces on its eastern borders.
        OH-LEE? In floods, "dove of peace"!

        Well, they didn’t deploy so much there. What if they were going to deploy all this in Crimea, and now they had to crowd around the borders ...
      2. 0
        23 August 2018 12: 02
        And Yugoslavia and Iraq, what are the frontiers? Who claimed the USA for this, or what sanctions did it impose? In short, I look with Putin they trample us right in the mud! There is no sense from him either domestically or abroad. The president of Russia must choose a Jew! Then, exactly, no one against Russia will dare blather! If a Jew runs for the next presidential election, I will vote for him! Those are at least real men! They don’t talk much, they do it right away!
        1. +2
          23 August 2018 12: 43
          They do it right away, until the moment when they are allowed and supported, you know what kind of "comrades". If they did not have this "comrade", they would be a simple small country in the Middle East. And there would be - a question still.
  2. +3
    23 August 2018 11: 28
    Old songs. NATO is necessary, but our Armed Forces are a threat to the world, they have appointed bad guys .... in short, it’s easier to send than to refute such a mess.
  3. +14
    23 August 2018 11: 43
    From Yugoslavia defended, From Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan. Peacefulness and rushing out of all the holes.
    1. +3
      23 August 2018 13: 03
      It remains only to insert into these holes so that the world is not choked with this peacefulness. wink
  4. +1
    23 August 2018 11: 44
    According to her, before the “illegal annexation of Crimea,” the alliance did not even think about deploying forces on its eastern borders. @ In this case, after the capture of Iraq, Russia is simply obliged to enter its limited military contingent into the BV countries!
  5. -1
    23 August 2018 11: 49
    But in the west, many will believe this Lungescu nonsense ... A classic of the information war genre.
  6. +1
    23 August 2018 12: 04
    Alliance forces do not threaten either Russia or any other country.
    Certainly not threatened by moving closer to our borders. You (NATO) are not only stepping on their heels, you are already trying to grab slippers in the European communal apartment in the morning. And such a "neighbor" is usually quickly brought to a normal state by hitting the eye.
    1. 0
      23 August 2018 12: 57
      Just about, the masons are just waiting for us, for some kind of slippers, to make someone some. That is the Third World flames for their joy. Remember Comrade Stalin, "endurance and vigilance." We should clean up the house. Well, gunpowder, of course, "keep it dry. What do we care about their teachings? Spit, let them amuse themselves. For the Russian people, the main threat comes from their own power."
  7. 0
    23 August 2018 12: 13
    Any statements can be made. And the fact that the NATO team is moving ever closer to the borders of Russia is an undeniable fact testifying to the aggressiveness of this bloc with respect to the Russian Federation.
  8. 0
    23 August 2018 12: 28
    ... we are not threatening anyone, we are defending ourselves ...

    Well, the best way to defend, as you know, is to attack!
  9. 0
    23 August 2018 12: 55
    The forces of the alliance do not threaten either Russia or any other country and are defensive in nature.

    Here, apparently, defense against your own inflamed brain. So it is necessary to doctors, in a fool. heal there. Yes laughing
  10. 0
    23 August 2018 12: 56
    NATO is growing like chiri in one place.
  11. 0
    23 August 2018 12: 57
    The task of this front is not to protect individual countries, but to ensure the security of Europe and thereby save everyone.

    I wonder who said that?
  12. +4
    23 August 2018 13: 35
    In Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova there are no Russian troops. But in Syria, Libya, US troops are present without the consent of the governments of these countries. But Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, NATO destroyed. That's when they could not destroy Angola and Egypt. Then there was the USSR.
  13. 0
    23 August 2018 20: 16
    Let Yugoslavia and Libya tell about this (about their peacefulness and defensive character), and maybe to someone else ...
  14. 0
    24 August 2018 04: 48
    Until 2014 !!! ??? There is only one policy - "whoever is not with us is against us." There is only one request, do not cross the line - Russia is already tired of teaching you.
  15. 0
    24 August 2018 08: 35
    "" "" "" ........ Having played the "Baltic national-separatist card", England, Germany and the United States have committed a heinous crime not only against Russia and the Russians, but also against the small nations they fooled, who have always lived in the world and good neighborliness with Russians in the Baltic lands of Russia. The Baltic States are an integral part of the ancestral Russian lands, which have been attacked by foreign hordes from century to century.
    ........ Russia should not discuss its Baltic problems with other countries. Even raising a question on this subject is an impudent and aggressive interference in its internal affairs. Its Baltic lands are technically a part of Great Russia. Their reunification with the mother country is logical and inevitable. Persons guilty of genocide and discrimination of Russian-speaking “non-citizens” on the Baltic lands of Russia during the period of their occupation by the US and NATO will be brought to trial and punished in the most severe manner. ............ Ukraine is the historical core of Russia, Kiev is the mother of Russian cities. Ukrainians are the same Russian people, the same sons and daughters of Russia, as Russians (ethnologically Russians are divided into Great Russians, Little Russians and Belarusians, the concept of “Ukrainians” is a territorial and geographical term, not ethnological), we do not have the right to give part of our people , Russian Ukrainians into slavery and the destruction of the United States and NATO countries, and even more so, allow the occupation of the historical central lands of Russia. Ukraine is Russia, its main part.
    .......... Neither Romania, let alone the United States and NATO countries have anything to do with our historical ancestors, our traditions and have no right to even raise a question about them. These are the historical Russian lands - the lands of Great Russia, inhabited by indigenous peoples who took a direct part in the state building of our State ....... "" "" ""
  16. 0
    24 August 2018 15: 43
    Well, Hitler was defending himself near Stalin near Moscow, Che)))
  17. 0
    24 August 2018 20: 39
    Who would doubt that NATO is only defending itself and it is desirable to move the last, easternmost line of defense of NATO to the western coast of the Pacific Ocean and only in this case will NATO feel safe?