Russia has warned against NATO’s increased military buildup along its border, stating that it is provocative and threatens regional and global stability.
“We do not hide the fact that we feel negatively about NATO’s trend to move its military infrastructure toward our borders, to involve other countries in the bloc’s military activities. The Russian sovereign right to ensure its security in the way which correspond to today’s risks will enter into force,” Lavrov said after talks with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini.
NATO suspended practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia in 2014 amid strained relations over the Ukrainian crisis, with the Alliance accusing Moscow of involvement in the conflict. Russia has repeatedly refuted all allegations.