Russian deputy defmin says NATO concentrating troops near borders under disguise of drills

  • 2018-12-01
  • Interfax/BNS

MOSCOW - The North Atlantic Alliance is using military drills to concentrate troops and heavy weapons near Russian borders, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin said on Friday.

"NATO countries are arming. They are concentrating troops, heavy weapons, and armor in the Baltic countries, in Poland and other countries under the disguise of drills," Fomin told reporters in Moscow on Friday.

The Russian deputy minister of defense also accused the United States and allies of seeking unlimited global dominance.

"The modern military-political situation in the world remains complicated and turbulent. We are witnessing the formation of a polycentric model of world arrangement, the emergence of new centers of economic and political influence, and increasingly more intense rivalry between states," Fomin told journalists. 

Global and regional processes have been less predictable and involve attempts to transform generally recognized norms and revise principles of international law, Fomin said.

"This is determined primarily by the US' and its allies' desire to have unlimited global dominance and the demonstration of disregard for principles of equal and indivisible international security," he added.