Putin proposes extending term of Russia's Central Bank chiefBusiness & Economy March 22, 21:49
Mayor says investigation into London attack is underwayWorld March 22, 21:16
Ukrainian radicals urge Poroshenko to nationalize Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 22, 20:51
Peru is back on 2018 Dakar Rally track alongside with Bolivia, ArgentinaSport March 22, 20:08
Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — policeWorld March 22, 19:59
Stadium in Russia's Dagestan to be named after pole-vault queen IsinbayevaSport March 22, 19:19
Top pilots to fly Su-30SM jets over Moscow on Victory DayMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:53
Russian design bureau ready to integrate BrahMos missiles into frigates for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:50
London police say they are treating Westminster incident as terrorismWorld March 22, 18:45
MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Russia’s new National Security Strategy does not consider NATO as a threat, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday in connection with publications in Western media on the issue.
Zakharova said there are no wordings in the document that would define the North Atlantic alliance as a "threat".
"These are unscrupulous speculations," she said. "We believe the talk is about attempts to deliberately distort the contents of the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation and increase tensions in the already complicated Russian-NATO relations."
"It’s enough to attentively get familiarized with the text of this document to see that the above-mentioned statements are ungrounded," Zakharova said. "The text says directly that the Russian Federation is ready for development of relations with NATO on the basis of equality for purposes of strengthening the global security in the Euro-Atlantic region."
"At that, the depth and contents of such relations will depend on the reciprocal readiness of the alliance to take into account Russia’s legitimate interests and respect the norms of international law," she said.