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    NATO’s Confrontation Policy Against Russia Doomed to Failure

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    Russia's envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko stated that the NATO's policy of confrontation against Russia is doomed to fail, it will not give any profits in the field of security, and sooner or later bloc will have to review its approaches in a fundamental way.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — NATO’s aggressive policy against Moscow will not bring any profit for the alliance and is bound to fail, Russia's envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Tuesday.

    "The policy of confrontation against Russia is doomed to fail, it will not give any profits in the field of security, and sooner or later NATO will have to review its approaches in a fundamental way," Grushko said in a Moscow-Brussels video linkup organized by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    In 2014, NATO suspended practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia amid strained relations over the Ukrainian crisis, as the alliance accused Moscow of involvement in the conflict.

    Since 2014, the alliance has been building up its military presence in Europe, especially in Eastern European countries neighboring Russia, using alleged Russian interference in the eastern Ukraine conflict as a pretext.

    Moscow has repeatedly warned that it will take "predictable, consecutive and systematic steps to secure its interests and security" to counter NATO’s continued push for expansion toward the western Russian border.

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