Russian Foreign Ministry: NATO aims to bring military confrontation to the Arctic
The Russian Foreign Ministry has assessed the outcome of the NATO summit in Vilnius, a press statement said.
“The results show that NATO has ultimately returned to its Cold War schemes, this time to protect their “one billion” from the other part of humanity based on the ideology of dividing the world into “democracies and autocracies,” the ministry’s press statement said.
The Russian side noted that NATO is whipping up militarization and aggravating military-political tensions to ensure superiority in its efforts to continue its provocative expansionist policy.
“The bloc is continuing its efforts to catch Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Moldova, in its nets. NATO’s expansionist aspirations are not limited to the Euro-Atlantic region. Having swallowed Finland and (almost) swallowed Sweden without any public discussion or referendum, NATO is trying to bring military confrontation to the Arctic. It is also actively infiltrating the post-Soviet space,” the statement emphasized.
The alliance recognizes Russia as ‘retaining a substantial military capability in the Arctic.’