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Russian diplomat stresses Russia is no real threat to NATO

February 10, 2016, 15:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW

If NATO continues enlarging its military presence in Europe, "something similar may be expected" on the part of Russia

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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Growing NATO military presence in Europe is an unpromising path, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department Mikhail Ulyanov told a news conference on Wednesday.

"Russia does not pose a real threat for NATO countries. The fact that someone has phobias bordering on ridiculousness is not our problem," Ulyanov said. "I am confident that our colleagues [from the defense ministry] will adequately react to any changes of the military-political landscape in Europe. If NATO builds up its forces, something similar may be expected from our side. However, this not a very promising path," he added.

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