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“We make no secret of our attitude,” he said. “We have repeatedly voiced our concerns over NATO’s growing activity along Russian borders - on the ground, in the air and on the sea. We find this worrisome for several reasons. Firstly because there are no grounds for such an upsurge in NATO’s activity.
Grushko said that the fears some East European members of NATO were expressing over their security were absolutely groundless.
Russia’s NATO envoy also said that in the current situation NATO was about to take a course that might considerably weaken regional and global security.
“On the one hand, NATO is beginning military preparations against Russia. On the other, NATO is ruining opportunities for cooperation with Russia on issues where NATO will not be self-sufficient or effective without cooperation with all international actors, including Russia,” he said.