Russia is not fazed by the opposition that has gathered upon its wake. In fact, the country has confirmed boosting military presence further across borders and territories in light of the NATO threat, to which the latter did not approve of. Can Russia conquer the world and defeat NATO and the United States?
NATO Condemns Russia
It goes without saying that tensions between Russia and the United States/NATO have reached new levels. In fact, NATO reaffirmed its perception of Russia with a statement following the Warsaw summit. Russia did not like the declaration and accused NATO of becoming deluded and focused on a non-existent threat.
Nonetheless, the country is not sitting idly as it has started expanding forces to the rest of its borders and territories, even beyond the country up to Crimea. NATO does not like the situation.
“NATO condemns the continuing large-scale building up of Russian military capacity in Crimea,” Interfax quoted a source.
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“Russia is also fully responsible for the serious deterioration of the situation with human rights in the Crimean peninsula. In particular, this includes discrimination against Crimean Tatars and other local communities,” the source said.
NATO also made it clear that it does not recognize Crimea’s accession to Russia. The source added that “the allies cannot and won’t recognize the continuing illegal annexation of Crimea and urge Russia to cancel it.”
Russia Beefs Up Defenses
Nonetheless, even with condemnation from all fronts, Russia does not seem apologetic of things. In fact, the country has started investing more on its forces. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said last Wednesday that the country has improved the efficiency of its northwestern strategic area by as much as 1.5 percent in the last three years.
“The district troops have been reequipped and received new warplanes and the S-300V4, S-400, Buk-M2 air defense missile systems, the Pantsir-S1 combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. As a result, the efficiency of the country’s anti-aircraft defense in the northwestern strategic direction has improved 1.5 times,” TASS quoted the official.