Lavrov: NATO is not a threat to Russia

Lavrov: NATO is not a threat to RussiaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that NATO does not pose a threat to Russia. But one cannot forget about serious problems in relations between Russia and the alliance, RIA reports.News».


“NATO is not a threat to us. NATO is our partner, we want our partnership to become strategic, as agreed in Lisbon. We will do everything to move towards this, but, of course, without obscuring the problems, sometimes very serious, that remain in our relations, ”said Lavrov.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported that Russia needs guarantees of non-direction against the NATO missile defense system being created by it.

“As long as the agreements on missile defense components are being concluded, the practical activities of military ships, which will constitute the maritime component of the future system (PRO), are being activated, we would like, in addition to sorting out all this, to agree in advance on what Mr. Fog has now said Rasmussen, that this is not directed against the Russian Federation, ”said the Russian minister.

"There is a military analysis conducted by the Russian General Staff, which shows that certain components of the American, and now the NATO system, which is planned to be deployed in Europe, if it creates risks for our strategic system, for our nuclear forces, then, of course, we would like to understand what this may mean, why exactly this configuration is being proposed, ”Lavrov added.

NATO does not see the need to conclude a treaty with Russia legally guaranteeing non-aggression in the field of missile defense, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

“Personally, I don’t think that we need to conclude a new agreement, we need practical cooperation, and the best guarantee Russia could get is active cooperation, participation in the process and connections with the system is the best guarantee Russia could get ", - he said.

As Rosbalt wrote, NATO hopes to reach an agreement with Russia on European missile defense approximately in a year - at the summit in Chicago. In order to reach an agreement, we will have to solve a number of issues that the Alliance Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has not yet voiced. At the same time, experts believe that the situation in the coming months will only worsen.

Cooperation on the creation of a European missile defense system of the Russian Federation and NATO agreed at a summit in Lisbon in November 2010. Russia believes that the development of the concept and architecture of the European missile defense system should be carried out on an equal basis and provide for adequate confidence-building measures and transparency in the field of anti-missile defense.
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  1. figwam 4 July 2011 22: 11 New
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    Well, if the partners do not pose a threat, then you can calm down and cut further our army.
    1. LESHA pancake
      LESHA pancake 4 September 2011 20: 22 New
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      WELL LIES THE SAME DIRECTLY IN EYE.
  2. datur 4 July 2011 23: 43 New
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    figwam, more precisely, to finish in time for Chicago. NATO is not a threat to Russia --- friend and brother. fuck ..... t
  3. Bururuz
    Bururuz 5 July 2011 03: 11 New
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    Yeah, of course, b **, Russia and NATO are brothers forever
  4. Stavr
    Stavr 5 July 2011 06: 06 New
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    Molotov also said in 1940 that Germany was almost a friend of the USSR.
  5. forsilon
    forsilon 5 July 2011 06: 10 New
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    Next to this article was a very successful article: "Vile betrayal, extreme meanness and savage cruelty - the hallmark of Western Civilization." So you don’t know how to consider the arguments of S. Lavrov. Like a ruse, a trick is too naive. Like sincerity is extremely stupid.
  6. Stavr
    Stavr 5 July 2011 14: 37 New
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    Like in a joke: Comrade Warrant Officer, asks Corporal Taburetkin, Warrant Officer Lavrov: "And the crocodiles fly? What are you, Taburetkin ?! Reckless or something, how can they fly!"
    “But Colonel Putin said they could.”
    -"Who said?"
    - "Colonel Putin?"
    - "Ah ... well, if they can, then low, low ..."
  7. Marat
    Marat 7 July 2011 23: 41 New
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    Yes, he can’t just tell the truth - that we are under siege, that we are afraid, that we are holding on to the nuclear arsenal as the last defense against them. He is a diplomat and is doing his job - and in any case he is trying. This is not a trump card. Now we must avoid confrontation - they are still much stronger.
  8. Old Cat Basilio
    Old Cat Basilio 3 September 2011 17: 00 New
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    Dear Sergey Viktorovich, it is necessary to have a bite!
  9. dimarm74
    dimarm74 4 September 2011 22: 06 New
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    NATO is generally the most peaceful bloc ... no one is arguing .... right? Legitimate governments in Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq ... after all, they did not drop and bombed ... These are some kind of aliens who were frostbitten .... chasing oil. And NATO brings democracy to all with love, kind words and the conviction of ignoramuses.
  10. Angriff
    Angriff 17 November 2011 13: 44 New
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    Eprst. Panopticon They themselves (Lavrov and their leaders) believe in this? What are they waiting for? Or work out a salary from the Washington regional committee? Hope to fulfill the order of the owners to ruin the army and surrender Russia, and at the same time have time to dump the west? They believe that they will be allowed to live there and use the stolen goods, which is stored in their banks? Naive Chukchi traitors.
  11. GOGY 30 July 2012 18: 41 New
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    Yes, we are NATO friend, comrade and brother
    1. The Armed Forces
      The Armed Forces 30 July 2012 18: 51 New
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      And to us - comrade and friend. Although not - you have more, you have a higher level of cooperation, but we have more prospects and zitses there.