Russia and NATO have been at odds against each other as the two continue to accuse the other of raising tensions in the European border. Now that NATO is starting to build its defense, Russia’s Vladimir Putin warns that the country will tackle the threat accordingly.
Russia will be looking into ways to deal with threats to its nation as declared by President Putin. The statement comes after NATO deployed its anti-missile shield in Europe. The alliance has also reportedly set up a missile defense site in Romania.
“Now, after the deployment of those anti-missile system elements, we’ll be forced to think about neutralizing developing threats to Russia’s security,” RT quoted Putin.
Putin met with Russian military officials and declared that the missile shield of the United States in Europe breaches the Russian-American arms treaties.
He also added that such facilities can be tailored to conduct other activities such as firing short and midrange missiles. The missile shield has raised tensions in the region.
“We’re not going to be dragged into this race. We’ll go our own way. We’ll work very accurately without exceeding the plans to finance the re-equipment of our Army and Navy, which have already been laid out for the next several years,” said Putin.
“Recent developments indicate that the situation isn’t getting better. Unfortunately, it’s deteriorating. I’m talking about the launch of the radar station in Romania as one of the elements of the up-and-coming US anti-missile defense program,” he added.
CBC noted that such spat between NATO and Putin are raising Cold War concerns. The report added that the situation is likely to become more strained as Poland and its NATO partners are poised to test their power in raising political will and arms to deter any Russian aggression in the Baltic region.
Poland is set to become a war zone sometime from June 7 to June 17 as 24 NATO and partner countries will deploy 31,000 ground troops and sailors to engage in a number of exercises to potentially block any Russian provocation.