Lavrov said that NATO has no reason to fear a Russian attack on the Alliance

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Archival photoLavrov said that NATO has no reason to fear a Russian attack on the Alliance© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

NATO can not be the slightest assumption that Russia will attack the Alliance, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«I still have a high opinion about the quality of military thought, military training in the United States, Germany, Britain and other countries of the Alliance, I cannot allow that they have the slightest assumption that Russia will attack NATO,» said Lavrov in an interview to Belarusian media.

According to the Minister, the deployment of NATO infrastructure on the Eastern borders of Russia reflects the desire of the Alliance to develop the geopolitical space, which, in the opinion of the members of the organization, was free after the collapse of the USSR.

Lavrov stressed that this is «in breach of those assurances, which were given to the Soviet leadership that is not something that NATO would not expand to the East, but in Eastern Germany there will be no objects of the NATO infrastructure».

«Therefore I do not propose to go into this connection in some kind of panic to escalate the confrontation to succumb to provocations, which aim to ensure that we draw in an exorbitant arms race. We have enough confidence in that, and Russia and Belarus in the framework of the joint group of forces have all the ingredients to no provocation had not undermined our security,» — said Lavrov.Lavrov said that NATO has no reason to fear a Russian attack on the Alliance© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria NATO expansion

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