10:46 May. 17, 2016
Kremlin raises danger provoking NATO in the Baltics
A full-scale war between NATO and Russia is hardly possible. Alliance's Allied Joint Force Commander in the Netherlands General Salvatore Farina claims currently there are neither possibilities nor pretext for the full-fledged armed conflict, though adding Russia's provocative deeds may cause unsafe incidents.
"NATO does not aim at escalating the conflict with Russia. All we do is in terms of defence and deterrence," says General Salvatore Farina.
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On April 13th two Russian military jets came within a few feet of a U.S. destroyer in international waters in the Baltic Sea during a series of "aggressive" overflights. The U.S. military's European command reported of a deliberate simulated attack profile, later the video proof of Russian provocations appeared in the web.
In a while Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski doubted the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and Russia signed in Paris in 1997 in view of Russia's aggression against Georgia and Ukraine.