Russian Prime Minister has said Moscow is prepared to respond what he regards as a push to build bases near its borders.
Dmitry Medvedev made the remarks in an interview with Serbian newspaper Vecernje Novosti. He explained: “No one denies that Russia has own interests related to ensuring its security.”
“We are a large country, we are a nuclear state, and the desire to place NATO bases in our immediate vicinity obviously cannot fill us with positive emotions. We have always responded and will continue to respond to this, both politically and in a military sense,” Medvedev said.
He warned NATO to think twice before adding certain nations into the group stating: “All attempts to drag countries with internal conflicts into NATO are extremely dangerous.
“You mentioned Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republika Srpska, but we can also name other countries. What is happening to Georgia? What is happening to Ukraine? Those countries are in a difficult situation,” Medvedev claimed as reported by Express.