Medvedev stressed that, given the expansion of NATO near the borders with Russia, Moscow must be prepared for possible aggression. Against this background, it is necessary to continue to provide the country with modern weapons, he explained. =”Medvedev urged Russia to be ready for possible NATO aggression” />
NATO is trying to expand its presence near the Russian borders, so Moscow must be ready for possible aggression, said Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev during the meeting Presidium of the Council for Science and Education, TASS reports.
Medvedev commented on the special role that, according to him, the scientific and technological spheres now play in ensuring the security of the state. He explained that he means innovative developments and research to maintain the country's defense capability, they help to counter “the most serious threats.”
“It is primarily about trying to expand NATO's presence near our borders. And this is no longer a figure of speech, this is not a set of standard threats. We must be prepared for those aggressive actions that may happen,»— said the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council.
In this regard, it is necessary to provide the country with the most modern weapons, he stressed. “And this requires reliable, high-tech, powerful equipment” both military and dual-use”, — added Medvedev. Therefore, it is necessary to pay close attention to the training of specialists who create this technique, this is also the issue of “state survival”, the politician continued.
In early April, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia was convinced of the aggressive nature of NATO. “This is not a defensive alliance,” — he emphasized. Later, Peskov called the alliance “a tool sharpened for confrontation”, and noted that its expansion would not bring security to the European continent.
In turn, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg argued that the bloc is doing everything to prevent conflict with Russia in Europe. At the same time, the Secretary General reported in April that NATO was in the process of “fundamental transformation”. According to him, the alliance is conducting the most serious strengthening of its forces since 2014. Thus, the bloc is working on plans to send full-scale military forces to the eastern borders, so that in the event of aggression from Russia, they can protect the countries— NATO members without additional reinforcements.
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