The increase in the budget of NATO does not threaten Russia, said in the Federation Council

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in photosangelina the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels. Archival photoThe increase in the budget of NATO does not threaten Russia, said in the Federation Council© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Possible budget increase NATO no threat to Moscow, Russia’s defense budget allows to solve problems of national security, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Bondarev.

Earlier media with reference to the official in the White house announced that the President of the United States Donald trump said at a NATO summit that should increase defense spending to 4% of GDP. The official noted that the statement trump was not the «official proposal,» the Agency reported. This was also announced by the President of Bulgaria rumen Radev.

«The increase in the budget of NATO does not threaten Russia, because our defenses are strong, and strong military power. And our defence budget is the statement addressed to their allies in NATO to increase defense spending to 4% of GDP — does not directly affect. This is simply not necessary. We strengthen your defenses, regardless of any action the U.S. or other countries», — said Bondarev.

According to him, Russia’s defense budget is sufficient and allows to meet all the challenges in the field of national security, strategic deterrence and elimination of a potential military threat.

Bondarev also said that the defense budget of Russia typesets, based on their own tasks and calculations, not with an eye to the NATO budget.

«NATO’s budget is largely blown out of proportion, and artificial. However, for obvious reasons: the US as the flagship country of the Alliance unleashes military conflicts in various regions of the world, supplying weapons to various warring factions. We also solve other problems: provide Russia’s national security, strengthening our defense shield, and contribute to establishing peace and stability in the countries in which we are asked,» added the head of Committee of the Federation Council.

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