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Russia promises to respond to rotation of NATO forces in Eastern Europe

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIf NATO begins regular rotation of its forces within members states of Eastern Europe, Moscow will ‘respond’ in order to protect its own security interests, as it has been confirmed by Russian officials this week.

This statement came as a response to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s statements mentioned in his recent interview to the British The Guardian.

«A more apparent presence of NATO in the east will be problematic for euro0atlantic stability. Russia will respond to NATO’s steps towards the east in order to guarantee its own safety,» as the Russian representatives posted on their Twitter account.

«NATO wants to “satisfy” its eastern partners in their phobias. Perhaps it would be better to combat actual threats to global security,» Russian representatives ask in their next tweet.

«There is no reason to fool yourself with the term “rotation”. What is important in this situation is permanent presence of NATO forces in the east,» as Russian representatives continue.

During the upcoming NATO summit in Cardiff, officials will discuss the matter regarding military bases in Eastern Europe, as it was confirmed by Rasmussen in his interview to The Guardian.

Sources in NATO report that it is likely that the summit in Cardiff will result in an agreement on the formulation that will not use the word «permanent». The result will be the creation of such bases.

Rasmussen said these bases could be managed on a rotational basis. «The point is that any potential aggressor should know that if they were to even think of an attack against a NATO ally they will meet not only soldiers from that specific country but they will meet Nato troops. This is what is important,» – said Rasmussen.

When asked if there could be permanent international deployments under NATO’s flag in Eastern Europe, Rasmussen replied: «The brief answer is yes. To prevent misunderstanding I use the ‘phrase for as long as necessary’». Our eastern allies will be satisfied when they see what is actually in the readiness action plan’.

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  1. Linda says:

    need to keep firm in the face of Russian aggression. Russia should look to her internal problems and not involve self across borders – no-one is invading Russia … what is their problem?

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