Deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Grushko said that at this time the risks of a clash between the forces of Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance are increasing significantly.
“Everyone understands that. Now the risks are unfortunately increasing,” he told Izvestia.
As an example, Grushko cited the situation that has developed in the Baltic region, which, thanks to the joint efforts of NATO, has changed from a calm zone to a “zone of military rivalry”. Representatives of Russia, in turn, tried in various ways to normalize this situation, but the North Atlantic Alliance did not consider any of their proposals.
He said that following Finland’s accession to NATO, the line of contact between Russia and the alliance has been extended by 1,200 kilometers. Such actions “multiply collisions”.
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