Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
Russia ready to take part in restoring oil production in Syria - energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 26, 3:27
Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day as of today — energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 25, 18:30
OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
BRUSSELS, September 4. /TASS/. NATO’s decision to create command-and-control centres in East European countries will fuel confrontation in relations with Russia, Russia’s NATO envoy Alexander Grushko said on Friday.
"It is nakedly clear that the opening of these centers in six East European member-countries of NATO will reaffirm the alliance’s military machinery has been retooled to the task of warding off a mythical threat from the East," he said.
That decision, which is part and parcel of NATO’s measures to strengthen the eastern flank, will be fueling the artificially created climate of confrontation in relations with Russia, he added.
Grushko believes that "it runs counter to the genuine interests of pan-European and regional security, which can be ensured only on the equitable and collective basis."
"Inside NATO those forces which would like to make irrversible the process of ‘getting back to the roots’, in other worlds, the task of ‘containing’ Russia, are gaining the upper hand. This is a dead end. It leads to higher tensions strictly in accordance with Cold War era templates," Grushko said.