Russia Pledges to Build Up Defenses as NATO Seeks to ‘Apply Itself’

MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is going to take NATO‘s bolstered European presence in account when framing its new military defense plan, the country’s envoy to the military bloc said in an interview to a Russian newspaper.

“NATO cannot ignore the fact that a stronger configuration of the alliance forces will be taken into account by our military strategists, and Russia will take every necessary step to beef up its defenses against all possible threats,” Alexander Grushko told the Kommersant daily. Continue reading