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NATO not prepared for equal dialogue with Moscow – Russian protection chief

Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu attends the opening ceremony of the Worldwide military-technical discussion board “Military-2021” at Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre in Moscow Area, Russia Aug. 23, 2021. Sputnik/Ramil Sitdikov/Kremlin by way of Reuters)

MOSCOW — Russia’s protection minister accused NATO on Saturday of progressively gathering forces close to Russia’s borders and being unwilling to debate European safety with Moscow on equal phrases, Interfax information company reported.

Shoigu’s feedback have been the most recent signal of mounting pressure between Russia and NATO after protection ministers from the Western alliance agreed on a new plan on Thursday to defend in opposition to any potential Russian assault on a number of fronts.

Germany’s protection minister described the plan as “the way in which of deterrence” however the Kremlin mentioned on Friday that the plan confirmed Moscow had been proper to chop ties with NATO. Russia shut its diplomatic mission to NATO and the alliance’s mission in Moscow this week after NATO expelled eight Russians accused of spying.

“NATO is progressively gathering forces close to our borders amid requires army deterrence of Russia,” Interfax quoted Shoigu as saying in an announcement, with out giving particulars.

“The German protection minister [Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer] should know rather well how an analogous factor ended up for Germany and Europe,” he added in an obvious reference to World Battle Two.

He mentioned safety in Europe should be mutual and should not infringe on Russia’s pursuits.

“However it’s NATO that’s not prepared for an equal dialogue on this difficulty,” he mentioned. “Furthermore, the implementation of NATO’s ‘deterrence’ plan in Afghanistan has ended up in a catastrophe, which the entire world is now coping with.”


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