Russian President Vladimir Putin said that NATO’s continued expansion posed a threat to Russia.
As we know, the Soviet Union no longer exists. Warsaw Pact does not exist. The military coalition that was created to counterbalance NATO does not exist. However, NATO still exists and it is evolving.
NATO’s continued expansion and deployment of its military infrastructure near Russia’s borders is one of the potential threats to our country.
Russia will continue to invest money in upgrading military equipment. At the same time, we are ready to work with NATO to tackle the real threats, such as international terrorism, military conflicts and the uncontrolled proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Vladimir Putin said.