The Secretary of security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev stated that our country and NATO have «a number of common challenges and threats.» According to him, on the counter they need to focus. However, he noted that Russia takes measures in connection with the strengthening of the capacity of countries of the Alliance of the Russian borders.
Russia is ready to cooperate with NATO under the condition of mutual concerns in the security sphere. this was stated by the Russian security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, transfers «the Russian Newspaper».
«We have a NATO and a number of common challenges and threats, at the counter which one should concentrate. And it should be done by joint efforts», — said Patrushev.
In the opinion of the Secretary of the security Council, the only way out lies in the transition to the systematic and consistent work based on consideration of the concerns of each other in the security sphere.
However, Patrushev said that Russia takes measures in connection with the strengthening of the capacity of NATO near the borders of our country. «Russia is forced to retaliate with military-political and otherwise, associated including with enhancing the combat capability of the Armed forces,» said Secretary of the security Council.
Patrushev added that Russia analyzes the changes in the activities of NATO and individual countries of the Alliance. «Some of them summarily proceeded to equip its armed forces with modern precision weapons, citing the need for urgent action to contain Russia on the Eastern flank of NATO», — he stressed.
Speaking about relations with the United States, Patrushev noted that, despite all the difficulties, Russia continues to search for common ground. «Regardless of who is the President of the United States, and from the current situation in American domestic politics, it must be remembered that our countries — as the largest nuclear powers have a special responsibility in the field of international security. This imposes on us a serious commitment not only to our peoples but to the world», — said Patrushev.
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