Denmark’s Aske Soby wins stage 5 of Moscow-Vladivostok bicycle raceSport July 24, 13:17
Press review: Russian army takes aim at jihadi SUVs and Trump handcuffed by new sanctionsPress Review July 24, 13:00
Large-scale combat readiness check kicks off in East SiberiaMilitary & Defense July 24, 11:47
Russia's new advanced corvette to take part in Sea Cup-2017Military & Defense July 24, 10:30
Russian first 3D printed satellite to go into spaceScience & Space July 24, 10:19
Kyrgyzstan was threatened with missiles for hosting US airbase, president saysWorld July 24, 9:56
IMF confirms recovery of Russia's economy in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 8:47
Russian Interior Ministry to control 13 more new psychotropics, drug-containing plantSociety & Culture July 24, 2:54
MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and tradeBusiness & Economy July 23, 23:48
MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. NATO’s aggressive nature is hopelessly irreversible, although the blocs that once confronted the alliance have long ceased to exist, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said in response to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s claims NATO was strengthening itself in response to Russia’s growing activity.
"Stoltenberg’s allegations provided fresh evidence the nature of that organization is aggressive," Peskov said. "Although the blocs that once were NATO’s ‘opposite numbers’ do not exist anymore, this feature is impossible to eliminate by virtue of ideological and political causes."
Peskov explained that "from the standpoint of measures being taken to ensure its national security Russia has been acting within its borders and these actions do not threaten anyone."
At the same time the expansion of NATO’s infrastructures towards Russia’s borders was a hard fact, which clearly indicated the alliance’s nature was aggressive.
Earlier, Stoltenberg told The Times that in his opinion Russia had for many years been considerably building up its military muscle and using propaganda in Europe among NATO allies.