Diplomat says Russia and US close to understanding on AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 10:28
Lukashenko says CIS turns into modern regional community over past 25 yearsWorld December 08, 9:40
S-400 missile systems put on combat duty in northwestern RussiaMilitary & Defense December 08, 8:47
Japanese Foreign Ministry officially announced Putin's visit on December 15-16World December 08, 7:04
Putin to meet with head of Eurasian Economic CommissionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 6:22
Russian envoy says relations with NATO started deteriorating long before Ukrainian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 4:55
Contact Group agrees to settle water cuts issue in Lugansk within 7 days ― OSCE envoyWorld December 08, 2:58
Glencore expects deal on purchasing stake in Rosneft to close in mid-DecemberBusiness & Economy December 08, 2:03
Italian Prime Minister Renzi officially resignsWorld December 08, 1:27
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.