April 22, 2014
Deputy Defense Minister: NATO tries to drive wedge between Russia, CSTO allies
MOSCOW: The North Atlantic Alliance pursues its policy even in member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov opined.
“Moral pressure is being exerted and attempts are being made to convince the public that “the Russians are bad” and they should choose an orientation towards European democracy. They are talking about some kind of military-technological assistance, advisors and a larger number of joint exercises. NATO pursues the sole task of driving a wedge between Russia and its allies, detaching us from one another,” Antonov said in an interview published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Tuesday.
The deputy defense minister added that the attempt to build an equal partnership and mutually advantageous cooperation with the alliance had failed.
The Ukrainian events proved that “NATO needed us only if we…
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