NATO Military Rotation in Eastern Europe Poses Threat to Russia - Envoy

© AP Photo / Czarek SokolowskiSoldiers park their amphibious vehicles on a ship as they participate in a massive amphibious landing during NATO sea exercises BALTOPS 2015 that are to reassure the Baltic Sea region allies in the face of a resurgent Russia, in Ustka, Poland, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Soldiers park their amphibious vehicles on a ship as they participate in a massive amphibious landing during NATO sea exercises BALTOPS 2015 that are to reassure the Baltic Sea region allies in the face of a resurgent Russia, in Ustka, Poland, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Moscow does not see a difference between constant rotation and permanent deployment of NATO forces near the Russian borders, and will respond adequately to this threat, Russian envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Thursday.

Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment, deployed in Latvia as part of the US Operation Atlantic Resolve, are pictured near their armored vehicle named Stryker during a joint military exercise in Adazi, Latvia - Sputnik International
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BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — NATO defense ministers agreed Wednesday rotational deployment of four battalions in the Baltic states and Poland. The majority of the contingent, to be deployed as early as in 2017, will comprise military personnel from the United States, Germany and the UK.

"NATO officials realize that it does not matter for Russia whether it will be constant rotation or permanent deployment, prohibited under the Russia-NATO Founding Act," Grushko told Russian reporters in Brussels.

Grushko stressed that Russia considers NATO rotation plans in Eastern Europe a threat to national security and will respond adequately to such a move.

NATO is using propaganda campaign around Russian snap military exercises as a tool to justify the Alliance's increased military presence close to Russian borders, Grushko said.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Russian Army's snap military drills and combat capability checks were jeopardizing military transparency and predictability in Europe.

"Our practice of snap military drills does not threaten anyone. NATO is feeding media frenzy around them as another tool to justify the Alliance's plans to strengthen its 'eastern flank,' Grushko told Russian reporters in Brussels.

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