Why does Russia keep threatening NATO???
A bombshell report by NATO has accused Russia of threatening Western interests from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic, as the bloc’s secretary general calls for members to escalate their presence on the country’s borders.
The analysis, published on Wednesday, argued that Moscow engages in “assertive policies and aggressive action,” which has “negatively impacted the security of the Euro-Atlantic area.” “In the long term until 2030, Russia is likely to remain the main military threat to the North Atlantic Alliance,” the authors of the report say.
It added that Moscow frequently orders “intimidatory military operations in the immediate vicinity of NATO.” The comments come just two days after the head of the organization, Jens Stoltenberg, told a press conference that members need to further strengthen their presence on Russia’s borders on the Crimean peninsula and the Black Sea, and spoke of a need to increase their naval presence in the region.
As part of rising tensions, last week the US conducted a series of rocket-launch tests during NATO exercises in Romania, firing long-range missiles with the capability to hit Russian territory into the Black Sea. Responding to the drill, the deputy head of the Public Chamber of Crimea, Alexander Formanchuk, told reporters that Russian armed forces had deployed advanced hardware on the peninsula, which would neutralize any “surprise missile attack.”
The politician argued that the exercises fit within a wider pattern of escalation, saying that “provocations against Crimea have become more frequent. Unfortunately, we are witnessing a further exacerbation of international relations and the international situation. And the topic of Crimea is a convenient reason for escalating such provocations.”
It’s just so mean the way Russia keeps sending these ships into the Black Sea to threaten NATO.
The good news is, if Joe Biden gets elected, we will finally have an American President who is willing to stand up against Russian aggression in NATO territories like Belarus and Syria.