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    Kerry: Russian People Should Know NATO Not Seeking to Contain Moscow

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    US Secretary of State John Kerry said that NATO does not seek to weaken Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian people should know that NATO is a defensive alliance and does not seek to contain or to weaken Russia, or any other state, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

    "NATO is a defensive alliance. The Russian people, in particular, should know that despite what their leaders sometimes tell them our alliance does not seek to weaken, to contain or to defy their nation or any other nations," Kerry said at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Brussels.

    He added that the alliance wanted to cooperate with Moscow in solving common challenges.

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