NATO transport weaponry to Russian border – Moscow

Alarming portions of weapons are being shuttled by NATO in direction of the border with Russia, Moscow’s high diplomat has warned, including that Western states are participating in provocations that might result in an precise armed battle.

Speaking at a press convention on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that “significant units and armaments from NATO countries, including American and British, are being moved closer to our borders.”

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He mentioned that, in neighboring Ukraine, “more and more forces and equipment are being accumulated on the line of contact in the Donbas, supported by an increasing number of Western instructors.”

According to the veteran diplomat, these nations additionally encourage officers in Kiev to take anti-Russian actions, which he mentioned can simply “turn into military adventures.” 

Lavrov warned that “if the West cannot hold back Ukraine – and actually encourages it – of course we will take all necessary steps to ensure our security.”

He additionally blasted the West’s long-term pushing of different states into anti-Russian ventures, noting that the incorporation of former Soviet republics into the navy bloc is the “brightest example” of this – a move which Russia has brazenly denounced.

Lavrov’s remarks come amid reignited tensions between the US-led alliance and Moscow. In a current interview with CNN, its chief, Jens Stoltenberg, mentioned NATO had tripled the scale of its useful resource drive and bulked up its presence in each the Black and Baltic seas to counter Russian presence.

A US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the ‘Arleigh Burke’, was shipped off to the Black Sea some days in the past not lengthy after two different American warships had been noticed cruising in the identical waters near Russia.

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Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, additionally warned in opposition to underestimating Moscow’s will to reply to what he described as NATO’s threats in Ukraine, stating in an interview on Saturday that doing so “is a very dangerous delusion.”

Lavrov additionally slammed the alleged use of US-made rockets by Ukrainian forces preventing separatists within the east of the nation, which he warned is rising the prospect of a full-blown battle within the war-torn area.

Earlier in November, Russia’s deputy overseas minister, Alexander Grushko, blasted Stoltenberg’s plans to deploy American warheads round Eastern European nations resulting from alleged threats posed by Moscow’s “aggressive actions,” insisting this endangered current peace accords inked between the 2 sides.