MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Russia does not view NATO as an enemy but feels apprehensive of the military alliance, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on the Rossya-24 television channel on Friday.
"We do not think they are enemies but we can see a threat in NATO," Antonov said. "Certainly, we watch very carefully what NATO is doing. We shoulder responsibility for developments on the Russian borders."
Russia is observing NATO’s activity in the post-Soviet space, Antonov has said adding that the military alliance employs different tools to "tear away the countries which have been all in the same boat for centuries from us."