NATO and Russia are going against each other in the Baltics and European region, raising tensions consequently. Just recenly NATO was associated with a military build up in the said regions with Russia threatening to neutralize any threat that comes its way. Will there be world war three?
Russia Warns NATO
Russia is not happy with the increase of NATO military presence near its borders. The country warned that if such continues to threaten its national security then Moscow will be forced to answer.
“The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the buildup of the NATO military presence near Russian borders violates the spirit of the basic Russia-NATO pact and cannot be left unanswered by our country,” RT quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov at the conference organized by the Russian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
“We are bound to secure the safety of our state,” Meshkov added.
Russia’s comments were in response to the statement of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg detailing the bloc’s plans to station additional troops in Europe.
“Our military planners have put forward proposals for several battalions in different countries in the region. … This enhanced forward presence, combined with the ability to deploy NATO forces quickly, will send a clear message. An attack on Poland — or any other ally — will trigger a response from the entire alliance,” said Stoltenberg.
Russia Wants to Control the Black Sea
As the clash between NATO and Russia continues, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that the latter was attempting to control the Black Sea and several zones where NATO has been planning to deploy more forces. There are three NATO members in the Black Sea: Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria. The nations have reportedly been faced with challenges fromn Russia because of its EU and NATO goals.
“Presently NATO is trying to move its confrontational schemes on the territory of the Black Sea,” Newsweek quoted Alexander Grushko in response to Erdogan’s comments.
“NATO knows perfectly well that the Black Sea will never be a sort of ‘NATO lake’ and we will take all necessary measures to neutralize any threats and attempts to put forceful pressure on Russia from the south.”